According to a new study, the cerebral cortex is thicker on average in those with Down syndrome, although the volume of the cortex is lower.
Researchers report they have used an anti cancer drug to improve mental function in mice with genetic changes similar to those found in Kabuki syndrome.
Children born to mothers diagnosed with anemia before the 31st week of pregnancy were at a higher risk of developing ADHD, ASD, and other intellectual disabilities than children born to mothers diagnosed with anemia during the final weeks of pregnancy. The risk of being diagnosed with autism was 4.9% higher for those born to mothers who experienced early pregnancy anemia. For ADHD, those born to anemic mothers had a 9.3% higher risk than those born to mothers who developed the condition during late pregnancy.
Exposure to flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in children between 2001 and 2016. However, adverse outcomes from exposure to mercury and lead fell significantly during the same period.
A new study sheds light into a possible cause of learning difficulties in Down syndrome.
Genetic mutations in Usp9X results in the brain growing fewer synapses during development. The mutation also causes hyperactivity and an increased risk of anxiety. The findings shed new light on the cause of autism and other intellectual disabilities.
Histone H4 mutations in the spool cause intellectual disabilities and developmental delays, a new study reports.
Researchers discover IVF treatments for the most severe forms of male infertility are associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children.