3q29 deletion survey: Distinct social profile, high ASD risk: Chromosomal deletion connected to both schizophrenia + autism

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety, even without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The results were published online in Molecular Autism on

Premature birth linked to increased risk of chronic kidney disease into later life: Given high levels of preterm birth, findings have important public health implications, say researchers

Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. Given the high levels

Brain region discovered that only processes spoken, not written words: Study of rare dementia shows selective attack on areas of brain

Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. Even though these

New cell subtypes classified in mouse brain

It’s been estimated that the human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons, together completing countless tasks through countless connections. So how do we make sense of the roles each of these neurons play? As part

See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough: Biologists’ study may help unravel the reasons for ‘tummy troubles’

University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms of