Latest Heritability of autism Stories
A new study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that autism is associated with reductions in the level of cellular adhesion molecules in the blood, where they play a role in immune function.
A team from the University of Southern California (USC) and Children's Hospital Los Angeles found that exposure to regional pollution is associated with autism.
Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify.
A potentially critical study from researchers at University of Melbourne was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry this week that points to the possibility of a genetic test that could be used to assess the risk of developing ASD for babies and young children.
Approximately three out of every 1,000 people in the United States suffer from some degree of Autism. Now, a new study is looking at why this happens by studying your genes.
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.
A pioneering report of genome-wide gene expression in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) finds genetic changes that help explain why one person has an ASD and another does not.
Apes and humans are thought to be intertwined in evolutionary theory, but how about fish and humans? A new study utilized zebrafish in a study regarding human brain disorders.
Preliminary results from an ongoing, large-scale study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that oxytocin — a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain and throughout the body— increased brain function in regions that are known to process social information in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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