One of the key factors in autism is visual focus. From the time of birth, normal babies are drawn to look at faces, and particularly the top of the face, where the eyes are located. Dr. Volkmar’s research has been...
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An important new development in psychiatry is the growing body of research pointing to the involvement of the immune system in brain and behavior disorders, including depression. It has long been known that depression and...
Three independent research teams recently reported that for the first time, specific gene mutations known as 'De novo mutations' are risk factors for autism. One of these teams consisted of NARSAD Young Investigators...
In findings recently published in Cell, 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, demonstrate that people are nearly one and a...
In 2008, Scientific Council Members Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. from the University of Washington—widely known for her discovery of a mutation in a gene she named BRCA1 that led to powerful breast cancer diagnostics—and...