Genetics

Unlikely genetic suspect implicated in common brain defect

A genetic search that wound its way from patients to mouse models and back to patients has uncovered an unlikely gene critically involved in a common birth defect which causes mental retardation, motor delays and sometimes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists find psychiatric drugs affect gut contents

Scientists have found that antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs can change the quantity and composition of gut bacteria in rats. These results raise questions about the specificity of psychoactive drug action, and ...

Neuroscience

Stimulating deeper insights into brain function

Modeling changes in brain activity over time provides deeper insights into learning and behavioral responses. Observing the brain's response to repeated stimuli has helped KAUST researchers develop a method for modeling connectivity ...

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