Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D. and colleagues spent portions of the last five years developing a toolkit to identify and track a highly specific, vital group of brain cells that are linked to schizophrenia and autism. This is even...
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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.
The adult mammalian brain can generate new cells, an ability crucial to healthy brain functioning but one that can be compromised by aging or illness. In the June 24 issue of the journal Cell, Brain & Behavior...
NARSAD Scientific Council Member’s New Technology Helps Neuroscientists Identify How Neurons Work Together
The technology optogenetics, developed by NARSAD Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.,...
Antti Alaräisäselle NARSAD-apuraha
This is what a NARSAD Young Investigator grant announcement looks like in Finnish! Congratulations to Antti Alaräisänen, M.D, University of Oulu, one of the 214 promising new...
One summer after college I worked at a day camp for elementary school-age children. I was teaching the kindergarten and first grade students. Although more than teaching, I refereed games, chaperoned field trips around...