A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence shows that brain overgrowth in boys with autism involves an abnormal, excess number of neurons in areas of the brain associated with social, communication and cognitive development.
The scientists discovered a 67 percent excess of cortical cells – a type of brain cell only made before birth – in children with autism. The findings suggest that the…
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By Kim McDonald
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in unraveling, for the first time, the complete chain of…Continue
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A large international research consortium has identified several new genes associated with both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Their study, co-authored by psychiatric researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, reveals that common genetic variants contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The findings, reported by the Psychiatric…Continue
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