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SEP 19, 2014 - Health Canal

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UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism

By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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SEP 19, 2014 - Health Canal

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Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions

A child’s birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health conditions such as autism and schizophrenia later in life.

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SEP 18, 2014 - Health Canal

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Spontaneous mutations in key brain gene are a cause of autism

Spontaneous mutations in the brain gene TBR1 disrupt the function of the encoded protein in children with severe autism. In addition, there is a direct link between TBR1 and FOXP2, a well-known language-related protein.

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SEP 17, 2014 - Health Canal

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Can genetic tug of war explain autism and schizophrenia?

The size of babies and even human behavior may be shaped during early fetal development by a molecular tug of war between paternal and maternal genes, according to an emerging theory in evolutionary biology.

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SEP 16, 2014 - Health Canal

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New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism

In an international study published in Nature Genetics researchers have used a new gene discovery approach to identify genes causing developmental delay and autism, which could lead to finding new targeted therapies for these conditions.

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