Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Stewart A. Anderson, M.D., co-led a study in which stem cells—cells that are capable of differentiating into a broad range of cell types—were influenced...
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Did you know that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed as ‘on the spectrum’ of ASD?
Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.
In the largest study of its kind to date, NARSAD Grant-supported researcher Jonathan Mill, Ph.D., of King's College London and the University of Exeter, and team studied 100 identical twins, including some with autism...
Mutations of the neuroligin-3 gene have been found in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. In new research conducted in part at the laboratory of Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D., Brain & Behavior Research Foundation...
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has funded nearly $300 million in NARSAD Research Grants to understand the causes and improve treatments for mental illness. Funding work across a broad range of psychiatric...
NARSAD Grantee Eric M. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D. of Brown University and his collaborators have identified a new genetic pathway linked to autism. The research team studied rare forms of autism and found that two genes...