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Latest Daniel Geschwind Stories

2012-06-21 21:08:20

UCLA researchers have combined two tools – gene expression and the use of peripheral blood -- to expand scientists' arsenal of methods for pinpointing genes that play a role in autism.

2011-10-03 05:48:31

Mice with a single defective gene are showing striking parallels to humans with autism. According to a study published in the September 30th issue of Cell, a Cell Press publication, the mouse model offers several promising discoveries.

2011-09-29 22:51:52

Mice with a defective version of a single gene show behaviors and symptoms that are remarkably similar to characteristics observed in humans with autism spectrum disorders.

2011-09-21 19:09:39

No cure exists for frontotemporal dementia, which strikes between the ages of 40 and 64 and accounts for at least one in four cases of early-onset dementia.

2011-05-27 07:04:45

For decades, autism researchers have faced a baffling riddle: how to unravel a disorder that leaves no known physical trace as it develops in the brain.

2010-11-04 01:52:55

Many gene variants have been linked to autism, but how do these subtle changes alter the brain, and ultimately, behavior?

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2009-11-11 14:45:00

If humans are genetically related to chimps, why did our brains develop the innate ability for language and speech while theirs did not?

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2006-11-20 17:46:07

Six million years ago, chimpanzees and humans diverged from a common ancestor and evolved into unique species. Now UCLA scientists have identified a new way to pinpoint the genes that separate us from our closest living relative and make us uniquely human.


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