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July 12, 2023


THC Use During Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Fetal Development

研究人员表明,消费THC while pregnant could potentially affect development of the fetus and lead to life-long health impacts for ...

Antisense Therapy Restores Fragile X Protein Production in Human Cells

An antisense therapy restores production of the protein FMRP in cell samples taken from patients with fragile X syndrome. This breakthrough was possible because of the novel findings, also presented in the study, that aberrant alternative splicing of messenger RNA (mRNA) plays a principal role in ...

Scientists Discover How Mutations in a Language Gene Produce Speech Deficits

Researchers find mutations of the Foxp2 gene disrupt the formation of synapses in the brain's striatum, which plays important roles in the control of movement, in mice. A new study sheds light on how Foxp2 controls speech ...

Immune System Sculpts Rat Brains During Development

Researchers have identified the mechanism for why and how one brain region differs in size between male and female rats. The study found that immune system cells in the brains of females consume and digest neurons to sculp a region of the brain during development and that later affects behavioral ...

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The Far-Reaching Consequences of Child Abuse

Adverse childhood experiences in mothers can affect their children's mental and physical health, as researchers report. The study found that maltreatment during a mother's childhood is ...

Brain-Wave Data and Hearing Test May Help Diagnosis Autism Earlier

Brain-wave data collected during a hearing test routinely given to newborns could help clinicians spot neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism in early infancy, according to a new ...

A Sense of Purpose May Have Significant Impact on Teens' Emotional Well-Being

Feeling a sense of purpose has a significant impact on adolescents' emotional ...

Toddlers' Attention to 'Motherese' Speech May Be Used to Diagnose Autism

Toddlers' level of attention to 'motherese' speech can be used as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to new research. To measure it, scientists developed a new ...

New Collection of Human Brain Atlases That Chart Postnatal Development

Scientists have created a new collection of month-by-month infant brain atlas (IBA) that capture fine details of the early developing brain across both space and ...

How Huntington's Disease Affects Different Neurons

Neuroscientists find two distinct cell populations in the striatum are affected differently by Huntington's disease. They believe neurodegeneration of one of these populations leads to motor ...

The Link Between Mental Health and ADHD Is Strong -- So Why Aren't We Paying Attention?

On Blue Monday -- supposedly the gloomiest day of the year -- a study shows adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety ...

Females on Average Perform Better Than Males on a 'Theory of Mind' Test Across 57 Countries, New Study Suggests

Females, on average, are better than males at putting themselves in others' shoes and imagining what the other person is thinking or feeling, suggests a new study of over 300,000 people in 57 ...

Antidepressant Use, Infection During Pregnancy Linked to Neurodevelopmental Changes in Babies, Study Suggests

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may combine with inflammation to heighten the risk of lifelong neurodevelopmental changes in babies' brains, new research ...

Virtual Reality Game to Objectively Detect ADHD

A virtual reality game offers an objective assessment of attention deficit disorders and may lead to an improved therapeutic ...

Socialness Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Although people are generally predisposed to perceive interactions to be social even in unlikely contexts, they don't always agree on exactly which information is social, according to a new ...


Researchers Discover Crucial Role of Brain's Striatum Cilia in Time Perception

Researchers have discovered that removal of cilia from the brain's striatum region impaired time perception and judgment, revealing possible new therapeutic targets for mental and neurological ...

Researchers Discover Genetic Variant Associated With Earlier Onset Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers have discovered a specific genetic variant in SCN1A, the most common genetic epilepsy, that leads to an earlier onset of epilepsy, with clinical features distinct from other epilepsies. ...

通用电气ne That Guides Earliest Social Behaviors Could Be Key to Understanding Autism

A new animal study points to a gene that is important for the earliest development of basic social behaviors. The work also suggests that exposure to certain drugs and environmental risk factors ...

通用电气ne Mutation Leading to Autism Found to Overstimulate Brain Cells

Scientists looking to understand the fundamental brain mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder have found that a gene mutation known to be associated with the disorder causes an overstimulation of ...

Pattern of Gene Activity for ADHD

Researchers have successfully identified differences in gene activity in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study found that individuals diagnosed with ...

The Hunt for Disrupted Brain Signals Behind Autism

Part of understanding the underlying causes of autism spectrum disorder relies on figuring out which cells' signaling patterns in the brain are disrupted, and when during nervous system ...

Autism Research: Understanding Reluctance to Make Eye Contact With Others

Using an innovative technology that enables imaging of two individuals during live and natural conditions, researchers have identified specific brain areas in the dorsal parietal region of the brain ...

Adding Sensory Integration to Autism Assessments May Yield More Individualized Treatment

People with autism are often portrayed in popular media as experiencing difficulty processing highly stimulating or overly loud environments. While this is certainly true for many, there can be a ...

支持社会发展对音乐节奏的敏感度lopment in Infants

Engaging infants with a song provides a ready-made means for supporting social development and interaction, according to a new ...

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