Autism spectrum disorders

Both maternal and paternal age linked to autism

Older maternal and paternal age are jointly associated with having a child with autism, according to a recently published study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Neuroscience

How many types of neurons are there in the brain?

For decades, scientists have struggled to develop a comprehensive census of cell types in the brain. Now, in a pair of companion papers, researchers at Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute describe ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Harvard undergrad's AI model helps to predict TB resistance

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis—the top infectious killer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—is the bacterium's ability to shapeshift rapidly and become resistant to multiple ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions over virus models that prompted lockdowns

When the novel coronavirus began to circulate globally at the beginning of March, scientists turned to statistical models to predict the severity of the pandemic. The news was stark.

Psychology & Psychiatry

We are what we experience: study

the ups and downs, and everything in between -- shape us, stay with us and influence our emotional set point as adults, according to a new study led by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers.

Genetics

Studying the human genome to understand the risk of autism

A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has succeeded in using bioinformatics to develop a statistical model to assess how the gain or loss of genetic material impacts the risk of autism.

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