Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Schizophrenia and Autism – Genetic Overlaps

Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia http://www.med.unc.edu/ CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) estimates the number of different places in the human genome that are involved in schizophrenia. In particular, the study … Continue reading

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Valproate linked to Birth Defects – Dose Dependent.

Epilepsy drug dosage linked to specific birth defects http://www.mh.org.au/ In a world first, new Australian medical research has given pregnant women with epilepsy new hope of reducing their chance of having a baby with physical birth defects. According to research … Continue reading

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How Neurons Behave During Critical Periods of Learning

Researchers discover how inhibitory neurons behave during critical periods of learning http://www.cmu.edu/index.shtml PITTSBURGH—We’ve all heard the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Now neuroscientists are beginning to explain the science behind the adage. For years, neuroscientists have … Continue reading

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