Developmental Disorders

Gut Bacteria’s Vital Role in Prefrontal Cortex, Brain’s White Matter
Researchers have shown for the first time, in mice, that naturally occurring gut bacteria are vital in the process that leads to proper development of the prefrontal cortex. The PFC is a major brain… Read More
Foundation Independent Investigator Led Team Proving Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly, Other Birth Defects
For months, readers of front-page news have been learning of the spread of the Zika virus in Central and South America, and from there, most recently, into the southernmost part of the United States… Read More
By flipping a genetic switch, researchers were able to eliminate some autism-like behaviors in adult mice, suggesting that the adult brain might still have some degree of plasticity and that some… Read More
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Overgrowth of neurons during a particular stage of prenatal brain development can lead to impairment in social interactions later in life, according to an animal study reported February 2, 2016 in… Read More
Teenagers with Psychiatric Problems Help Predict Risk of Future Symptoms
Behavioral problems in childhood can sometimes be early symptoms of psychopathology in adulthood. In a new study published February 23, 2016 in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers were able to use… Read More