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Jun 24, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Loss of essential protein linked to hydrocephalus
Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have developed mice lacking the Alix protein, in order to study hydrocephalus or "water on the brain." Alix orients epithelial cells in the brain's choroid plexus in order to prevent compromises to the brain's barrier layer.

Jun 23, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Low thyroid in pregnancy risks schizophrenia in baby
Study links a mother's untreated low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy with a 2% increased risk for her child having neurodevelopmental disorders — such as autism, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Jun 22, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Low attention control risk for anxiety disorders
Research has found that poor attention control in the early teen years is related to a genetic risk factor that can latter appear in the adult as an anxiety disorder — presenting as (1) educational underachievement, (2) depression, (3) drug dependence, or perhaps even (4) suicidal behavior.

Jun 21, 2016
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Pregnant diet can affect multiple generations
New research suggests that even before becomming pregnant, women who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets can predispose multiple generations to metabolic problems, even though their children consume healthy diets.

Jun 20, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

New insights uncovered in Prader-Willi syndrome
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disease characterized by hyperphagia — a chronic feeling of hunger — coupled with a metabolism that uses drastically fewer calories than normal, leading to excessive eating/obesity in patients with the disease.

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