Children with autism have abnormally low levels of the CNTNAP2 protein. The protein, which can be detected in cerebrospinal fluid samples, may serve as a new biomarker for autism and could potentially become a target to treat epilepsy that is commonly associated with ASD.
A new study links a genetic mutation to information processing speed.
A new study reports researchers have identified a new gene implicated in a progressive form of epilepsy.
A new study uncovers dynamic changes in the epigenome which occur during brain development.
A new study challenges previous research into the role of the FOXO3 gene in super-aging. Researchers found the gene did, to a degree, play a role in longevity, but did not affect living to ages 96+ in men or 100+ in women.
New studies are set to explore how gene expression alters the brain's response to drug abuse, and to screen for genes that could help brain cells withstand Parkinson's disease.