Maternal autoantibody–related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD) is marked by specific maternal antibodies that react to certain proteins in the fetal brain. Examining the plasma of expecting mothers, researchers found mothers with reactivity to one of the nine MAR ASD patterns were eight times as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism.
Study identifies a specific protein in sensory neurons that detects mechanical itch stimuli such as an insect crawling on the skin or when one touches an object that irritates the skin.
Researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise. The molecule, Lac-Phe, can effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mouse models.
The absence of the NCX3 gene amplifies pain signals within the spinal cord, a new mouse study reveals. Increasing levels of NCX3 in the spinal cord helped reduce symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Researchers developed a new method for producing high numbers of human photoreceptor cells. The human photoreceptor cells can be transplanted in bulk to partially degenerated mouse retinas and improve the detection of daylight in mice with damaged eyesight.
Study reveals the mechanism by which genes coding for a subset of long non-coding RNA interacts with neighboring genes to regulate the development and function of cortical neurons.