In this interview, we spoke with Alysson Muotri about defining cell maturity in brain organoids and how we could address the challenges with these systems.
Browsing: autism spectrum disorders
Neonatologists have determined that there may be links between disruption of placental allopregnanolone delivery to the fetus and brain injuries associated with autism.
In the largest exome sequencing of autism spectrum disorder to date, researchers have identified 102 possible gene candidates.
A recent study has reported that defects in a nuclear receptor located in the brain could be linked to autism spectrum disorders.
Balovaptan, a molecule being developed by Roche for autism spectrum disorder, has been given FDA approval in order to accelerate its development.
New research has shed light on why autism is more common in men than women.
Individuals with autism may demonstrate impairment of the sensory motor controls within their cerebellum.
Researchers have used MRI scans to predict risk of developing autism in infants long before symptoms occur – autism was correctly predicted in 80% of infants.
In this interview, we speak to Elena Minakova, a Fellow in Neonatology at UCLA who is investigating a role for Melanotan-II in reducing social deficits in autism.
Relationship elucidated between genes associated with psychiatric disorders and social communication
Researchers have discovered that psychiatric disorders share some genetic influences with social communication problems and that these genetic links have disorder-dependent developmental profiles.