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Folic Acid May Mitigate Autism Risk From Pesticides


Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.
6-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant


The UC Davis MND Institute has been awarded a 5-year, $12 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grant, one of five in the nation, to create a “Center for the Development of Phenotype-based Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
7-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cerebrospinal Fluid Shows Promise as Autism Biomarker

Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum...
3-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Placenta Provides Time Capsule for Autism Studies


In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that placental tissue can provide critical information about the epigenetic landscape that influences fetal development.
17-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gram-Negative Bacteria May Influence Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology


For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide...
29-Nov-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cognitive function tests reliable for people with intellectual disabilities, UC Davis research shows


Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that a battery of tests appears to have strong potential for measuring cognitive changes over time for people with intellectual disabilities. The work could open new doors to research into...
6-Sep-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sertraline, Brand Named Zoloft, Improves Functioning in Young Children with Fragile X

Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause...
26-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Digital Neurotherapeutic” in Development at the UC Davis MIND Institute

A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time.
22-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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