Article ID: 552537
Scientists Identify New Gene Linked to Autism Risk, Especially in BoysUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
UCLA scientists have discovered a variant of a gene that may increase a child's risk of developing autism, particularly in boys.
Released:18-May-2009 8:15 PM EDT
Article ID: 552098
Impaired Brain Plasticity Linked to Angelman Syndrome Learning DeficitsUniversity of North Carolina Health Care System
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Duke University find that impaired brain plasticity may explain how disruption of a single gene in the brain can cause severe cognitive deficits.
Released:6-May-2009 2:10 PM EDT
Article ID: 552189
Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium MeetingChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
Autism spectrum disorders were the centerpiece of a symposium of major mid-Atlantic research centers. Investigators presented multifaceted research using genetics, neurobiology and imaging studies to investigate the intricate puzzle of autism.
Released:8-May-2009 10:50 AM EDT