Latest News

Gene mutation, key symptoms of autism appear to be linked

Abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder -- this scientists know. However, the relationship between the two has not been well understood. Now, research has shown that mutations in a specific gene that is disrupted in some individuals with autism results in too much growth throughout the brain, and yet surprisingly specific problems in social interactions, at least in mouse models that mimic this risk factor in humans.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Genes determine traces that stress leaves behind on brains

  • 'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new Moms and Dads

  • Reclassification of PTSD diagnosis potentially excludes soldiers diagnosed under previous criteria

  • PTSD can develop even without memory of the trauma, study concludes

  • Biomarker could reveal why some develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Anxiety and amen: Prayer doesn't ease symptoms of anxiety-related disorders for everyone

  • Managers: Less stress when work relationships are good

  • Mental health disparities higher for older African American adults

  • Newsroom journalists at increased risk of PTSD, depression from images of extreme violence

  • Notch developmental pathway regulates fear memory formation

  •