The carnage evident in disasters like car wrecks or wartime battles is oftentimes mirrored within the bodies of the people...
Immune cells “sculpt” circuits in the brain by eating away excess connections Findings offer a fresh look at developmental and...
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A gene whose mutation results in malformed faces and skulls as well as mental retardation has been found by scientists.
Scientists showed in mice that disabling a gene linked to a common pediatric tumor disorder, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), made stem cells from one part of the brain proliferate rapidly. But the same genetic deficit had no effect on stem cells from another brain region.
A new Caltech study suggests that specific changes in an overactive immune system can indeed contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice, and that in some cases, this activation can be related to what a developing fetus experiences in the womb.
New research concludes the eye, which depends on light to see, also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.
Researchers report that low blood and oxygen flow to the developing brain does not, as previously thought, cause an irreversible loss of brain cells, but rather disrupts the cells’ ability to fully mature.
A study shows another family of proteins linked to neurodevelopmental disorders regulates the function of neuroligins and neurexins in order to suppress the development of inhibitory synapses.
New research discovers an early step in how the brain's inhibitory cells get excited. Erbin, a protein critical to brain development, is also crucial for the excitement of inhibitory cells.