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Study sheds light on genetic triggers that lead to autism, schizophrenia later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. more
Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases before birth, in early childhood  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. In some cases, it also contains seeds... more
TMS shows promise as treatment for adults with both depression and autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
In a pilot study in adults with autism and depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, was effective in reducing depressive symptoms and had some... more
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
New CDC report shows 10% increase in U.S. autism rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism... more
Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. officials say autism has grown slightly more common, but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared more
New test to measure expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a test to measure the expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that may... more
Researchers develop and test autism-specific quality of life measurement tool  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study led by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a set of simple questionnaires can help clinicians and families better evaluate the quality of... more
Autism rates reducing among wealthy whites, while ticking up among poor, ethnic minorities  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Wealthy, white California counties--once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)--have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two... more
Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When brains begin developing, there are a lot of moving parts -- and when mutations happen in early neurodevelopment, it can lead to disorders like macrocephaly and autism. more
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