Neuroscience

A methodological leap in the exploration of memory

Neurons communicate with each other across synapses, areas of close contact where neurotransmitter molecules released from one neuron act on receptors embedded in the membrane of the opposite neuron. Previous research conducted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Death by choking on food: A new review of coronial findings

Researchers have recently examined coroner reports of deaths in residential care where choking or aspiration pneumonia was a factor in the person's death. In every case examined, the coroner considered the death was preventable. ...

Neuroscience

Scientists uncover key factor in neocortex development

Scientists at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine have made a breakthrough discovery about the development of the brain. This new information contributes to our understanding of how the part of the brain that makes ...

Medications

Prenatal exposure to certain antiseizure meds linked to autism

Prenatal exposure to topiramate, valproate, and certain duotherapies is associated with increased risks for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID), according to a study published online May 31 in ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autistic adults report high rates of COVID-19 vaccination

As reported in 2021, autistic adults, adults with intellectual disability and adults with mental health diagnoses have multiple risk factors for COVID-19 infection, and more severe disease if contracted. Public health messaging ...

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