Using mini-brains grown in the lab, researchers have discovered schizophrenia likely begins toward the end of the first trimester of fetal development. Researchers believe, based on their findings, schizophrenia could potentially be treated in utero.
Researchers believe they have identified a gene which links the thickness of gray matter in the brain to intelligence.
New research could help to develop new methods for preventive measures against stress induced memory problems.
Researcher discover how mutations in a specific autism risk gene alter the course of early brain development.
Researchers have identified the first common genetic risk variants for ASD. The study, which also reveals specific genetics differences in clinical subgroups of autism, may help in providing more precise diagnoses for those on the autism spectrum.
Researchers explain why iodine deficiency during pregnancy can adversely affect brain development in the unborn child.
Researching the mechanics of how brain wrinkles and folds form may hold the key to understanding how brain disorders occur and identifying new treatment options.
Weaker long distance connections in the mammalian brain may explain why bigger brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses.