• Mutations to autism-associated gene cause a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains

    3 days ago - By News Medical

    Damage to the autism-associated gene Dyrk1a, sets off a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains, resulting in abnormal growth-factor signaling, undergrowth of neurons, smaller-than-average brain size, and, eventually, autism-like behaviors, a new study from Scripps Research, Florida, finds.
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  • Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies

    3 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    The network of nerves connecting our eyes to our brains is sophisticated and researchers have now shown that it evolved much earlier than previously thought, thanks to an unexpected
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  • Autism gene study finds widespread impact to brain's growth signaling network

    3 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A genetic mutation linked to autism causes significant undergrowth of brain tissue. An existing medicine appears to rescue the condition in mouse studies.
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