A new study reports the offspring of women who eat a diet rich of foods fortified with folic acid while pregnant have a reduced risk of being diagnosed with a mental illness later in life. The study reports those who had increased in-utero folic acid exposure had increased cortical thickness and delayed thinning of the cerebral cortex.
A new study links quat-based cleaners to neural tube defects in mice. They also discovered mice do not need to be dosed with the chemicals for the effects to show in their offspring, being in the environment where the cleaners were administered was enough to illicit an effect.
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Using data from neuroimaging, a machine learning algorithm has identified key functional neural connections that could serve as a biomarker in the diagnosis of major depressive disorder.
Researchers report imagined movements can alter our sense of perception in the same ways as real movements do. The study reveals our brains predict how we would feel sensations if the imagined movements were executed.
A new study has identified a number of cancer associated genes as being linked to ASD. Researchers suggest certain cancer treatments that target these genes may also be helpful in treating autism disorders.
People are better able to recall the location of high-calorie foods over healthier options. Findings suggest spatial memory may have evolved to prioritize the location of higher-calorie foods.