Neuroscience

Defects in brain cell migration linked to mental retardation

(Medical Xpress)—A rare, inherited form of mental retardation has led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to three important "travel agents" at work in the developing brain.

Genetics

Mutation location is the key to prognosis

The three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location, and the same might be said for mutations in the gene MECP2, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological ...

Genetics

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Tracking the genetic causes

Vitamin B12 is essential to human health. However, some people have inherited conditions that leave them unable to process vitamin B12. As a result they are prone to serious health problems, including developmental delay, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Researchers report success in treating autism spectrum disorder

Using a mouse model of autism, researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have successfully treated an autism spectrum disorder characterized by severe cognitive impairment.

Medical research

Discovery may lead to mitochndria syndrome treatment

Mitochondrial depletion syndrome accounts for about 11 percent of the cases of children born with common myopathies and a more mild form of the syndrome affecting adults. A new finding by Cornell researchers may lead to a ...

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