A new study of gene activity in the brains of people with Down syndrome reveals the formation of white matter is affected throughout life.
According to Drexel University researchers, mothers who took multivitamins during pregnancy were 30% less likely to have children who develop autism with intellectual disability. However, researchers note the occurrence of autism without intellectual disability was not affected by the use of prenatal multivitamins.
Researchers have identified a new neurodevelopmental disorder. The study reveals the inherited disorder can produce learning difficulties and increase seizure risks. The researchers have implicated a recessive mutation in CAMK2A in this new disorder.
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.
A GABA receptor modulating drug has been shown to reverse both social and cognitive deficits induced by a genetic mutation associated with autism and intellectual disabilities, researchers report.
A new study reports the rise in autism diagnosis across the US is due, in part, to the reclassification of other intellectual disabilities which often co-occur with autism.