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.
Browsing: brain development
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism utilized by Zika virus to cross the placental barrier; this has provided an insight into the virus’ ability to cause birth defects such as microcephaly.
New research demonstrates that a vitamin A deficiency whilst in the womb may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease later on in life, but that this could be reversed in newborns with vitamin supplements.
Research identifies 30 genes that could one day be utilized as therapeutic targets for Rett syndrome.
Researchers have used a novel imaging technique to demonstrate that premature infants, who have a higher frequency of neurodevelopmental disorders, may display brain impairments in utero.
The authors review how dysregulation of histone methylation has emerged as a major driver of neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA) have observed that drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages elicits changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine.
Researchers have demonstrated that cranial neural crest cells are vulnerable to Zika virus, leading them to secrete cytokines that could lead to the characteristic microcephaly seen in infected infants.
In this interview conducted by our colleagues at EpigenomicsNet, we discuss epigenetic links between folate supplementation and fetal neurodevelopment, providing us an insight into the ongoing EpiFASSTT study.
Study suggests no association between induction of labor and offspring with autism spectrum disorders
A new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (MA, USA) finds that induction of labor may not be associated with increased risk of autism in children.