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9 May 2012Comments ( 0 )
Researchers have created sponge-like assemblies of hundreds of thousands of short fragments of RNA, which can be used to dampen the expression of certain genes, according to a study published 26 February in Nature Materials.
9 May 2012Comments ( 2 )
Propranolol, a drug used to treat heart disease and anxiety, might improve memory and attention deficits in autism, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
8 May 2012Comments ( 1 )
Identifying genetic and other factors that protect children at risk of autism from developing the disorder could provide new avenues for treatment.
8 May 2012Comments ( 0 )
The brains of individuals with autism have higher-than-typical levels of the precursor to a neuronal growth factor called BDNF, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. The results suggest a mechanism for altered brain development in autism.
7 May 2012Comments ( 0 )
As the use of induced pluripotent stem cells grows, researchers are searching for ways to make them behave more predictably.