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Some cases of autism may be traced to the immune system of mothers during pregnancy

UC-Davis discovery could lead to prenatal identification and prevention (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - New research from the UC... Read More

Chromosome May Harbor Autism Gene, Utah Researchers Confirm

Using technology that allows DNA from thousands of genes to be collected and surveyed on a 3 x 1½-inch chip, University... Read More

Researchers move 2 steps closer to understanding genetic underpinnings of autism

Reports from 3 groups validate earlier finding Today's issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG), describes... Read More

Placental Signs May Augur Autism

By Neil Osterweil NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 27 — The placenta may hold clues to autism, researchers here reported.... Read More

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

New imaging research at UCLA detailed Dec. 4 as an advance online publication of the journal Nature Neuroscience shows... Read More

Medical Care For Children With Autism Using Complementary Alternative Medicine

March 12, 2009 — In a national survey conducted by the University of Minnesota, primary care physicians report that they... Read More

Aluminium in Brain Tissue in Autism

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental conditions caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental... Read More

Research may unlock mystery of autism’s origin in the brain

August 2007 -- WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that in autistic... Read More

Autism And Schizophrenia Share Common Origin, Review Suggests

Dec. 18, 2008 — Schizophrenia and autism probably share a common origin, hypothesises Dutch researcher Annemie Ploeger... Read More

Toward a long-sought saliva test for autism

January 7, 2008 -- Researchers in Italy are reporting discovery of abnormal proteins in the saliva of autism patients... Read More

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

 Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior  ... Read More

Measles vaccine hesitancy leads to outbreaks, deaths of unvaccinated

Many people are afraid of getting measles vaccine these days. The fear arises from the allegedly adverse effects of it, such... Read More

Older Fathers More Likely To Have Autistic Children

Children of men age 40 and older have a significantly increased risk of having autism spectrum disorders compared with... Read More


Autism mental introversion in which the attention or interest is fastened upon the patients own ego. A self centreed state... Read More

Brain needs perfection in synapse number

Like Goldilocks, the brain seeks proportions that are just right. The proper number of synapses or communication between... Read More

Capturing The Birth Of A Synapse: Mechanism Locking Two Neurons Found

May 28, 2009 — Researchers have identified the locking mechanism that allows some neurons to form synapses to pass along... Read More

Autistic brain has fewer neurons for processing emotion

For the first time, research has shown that the autistic brain has fewer neurons in an area related to emotion and social... Read More

Clam embryo study shows pollutant mixture adversely affects nerve cell development

Surf Clam (Spisula solidissima) Full size image available here WOODS HOLE, MA--A scientist at the Marine... Read More

Brain network linked to contemplation in adults is less complex in children

March 10, 2008 -- A brain network linked to introspective tasks -- such as forming the self-image or understanding the... Read More

Visualizing Formation Of A New Synapse

June 25, 2009 — A protein called neuroligin that is implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of... Read More

Revealing The Regulating Mechanism Behind Signal Transduction In The Brain

September 22, 2008 — Our brain consists of billions of cells that continually transmit signals to each other.... Read More

Harnessing the brain’s plasticity key to treating neurological damage

SAN FRANCISCO - With an aging population susceptible to stroke, Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions, and... Read More

Oxytocin/vasopressin research sees new clinical applications, key role in social behavior

Research into the neurohypophyseal hormones best known for birth-related and renal functions point to potential clinical... Read More

Clinical neuroscience

Definition noun A branch of neuroscience that deals with the scientific study of the mechanisms underlying the different... Read More

Getting wired: how the brain does it

August 27, 2009 -- In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill... Read More

Polygenic inheritance

Polygenic inheritance refers to the kind of inheritance in which the trait is produced from the cumulative effects of many... Read More

Reactive oxygen species

Definition noun Chemically reactive molecules and ions of oxygen with an unpaired electron Supplement Reactive oxygen... Read More

Chromosome 2

Definition noun In humans, the autosome that is considered as the second-largest, spanning more than 242 million base pairs,... Read More

What Gets A Female’s Attention, At Least A Songbird’s

Male songbirds produce a subtly different tune when they are courting a female than when they are singing on their own.... Read More

Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses

Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses TS Sathyanarayana Rao1, MR Asha2, BN Ramesh3, KS Jagannatha... Read More

Early immune system exposures linked to chronic disease

January 14, 2009 -- Scientists and regulators have a golden opportunity to reduce the health toll from a range of diseases... Read More

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide

Boston, MA - Fetal and early childhood exposures to industrial chemicals in the environment can damage the developing brain... Read More

New roles for growth factors: Enticing nerve cells to muscles

  Spinal cord motor neurons (shown in green) extend tentacle-like protrusions called axons (shown in yellow)... Read More

Duke scientists map imprinted genes in human genome

DURHAM, NC - Scientists at Duke University have created the first map of imprinted genes throughout the human genome, and... Read More

Stuck in a rut: repetitive rituals of lab, zoo and farm animals a symptom of altered brain function

Animals kept in captivity exhibit stereotypic behaviour that is fundamentally similar to that seen in human conditions of... Read More

The roots of human behavior? AAAS and The Hastings Center host a public meeting

The roots of human behavior? AAAS and The Hastings Center host a public meeting Can we talk? A public conversation about... Read More

Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease

UCSF scientists have identified a cell population that is a primary target of the degenerative brain disease known as... Read More

Young children getting fewer hours of sleep

Kids 5 and under sleep less than recommended amount of time Providence, RI – While it has been widely reported that older... Read More

Adolescents feel less biological pressure to head to bed early

Sleep trigger slower in teens than children Providence, RI – A new study by leading sleep experts finds that the... Read More

Synthetic Hormone Used In Contraceptives And HRT Produces Negative Effects In Monkey Studies

ATLANTA -- Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a synthetic form of the naturally occurring steroid hormone progesterone... Read More