Apr 29, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Experimental drug cancels affect of Fragile X gene
Study of the most common genetic intellectual disability, Fragile X, has found an experimental drug can reverse — in mice — damage from the gene mutation causing the defect.
Apr 28, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Preschool nurturing boosts child's brain growth
Mothers' loving support is linked to robust growth of brain area involved in learning, memory, and stress response.
Apr 27, 2016-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Too much 'noise' can affect brain development
Using cutting-edge imaging technology, biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known at "noise) in the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can lead to disruptions in brain organization during development.
Apr 26, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Human patterns follow the same cues as bacteria
Researchers believe that the same simple chemical signals controlling patterns in bacteria, do the same in the animal world. Genetically modified bacteria help explain how developing life keeps fur and skin color patterns, as well as limbs, antennae, legs, even organs proportional in members of similar species.
Apr 25, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The unique biology of human breast milk
Humans may have the most complex breast milk of all mammals. Milk from a human mother contains more than 200 different sugar molecules, way above the average 30-50 found in mouse or cow milk.