Collaborating researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed an atlas of the brain’s “gene enhancers” (or regulators) in the cerebrum and made it...
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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.
A recent study published online on Jan. 16 and scheduled for print publication in the Feb. 2013 issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows that some children may “grow out of” autism or go on to function...
Jonathan L. Sebat, Ph.D., recipient of a 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and his international team, discovered some clusters of genes associated with autism...
Supported with a NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant, an international team of scientists has made critical new discoveries about which brain dysfunctions cause Fragile X Syndrome and how it may be possible to correct...
Gavin Rumbaugh Ph.D., NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute, led new research finding that mutations in a single gene, known to cause intellectual disability and...