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Mutation Discovery Could Help Treat Children With Developmental Disorders
News   Jun 17, 2019

Analysis of 31,000 parent-child trios yielded more than 45,000 de novo mutations (DNMs). Researchers developed an improved method to test for the enrichment (over-representation) of damaging DNMs in individual genes and found 307 significantly enriched genes, 49 of which are novel.

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Schizophrenia: Hippocampus Drastically Shrinks in Adolescents With Psychotic Symptoms
News   Jun 17, 2019

Schizophrenia may be related to genetic abnormalities of chromosome 22, known as 22q11 deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. So, what triggers the illness? An 18-year-long study provides some answers.

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The Neurons Behind Mouse Song
News   Jun 17, 2019

Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs' a male mouse produces when courting a potential mate. This level of understanding is a key advancement in the ongoing search for the mechanisms that allow humans to form speech and other communication sounds.

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Is Your Cat Unfriendly? Don’t Take It Purrsonally, It Might Be Their Genetics
News   Jun 17, 2019

Cat breeds differ from each other in behaviour with regard to activity, aggressiveness, shyness, sociability and stereotypical behaviour. A study has discovered that behavioural traits are highly heritable. Heritability of behaviour explains differences between breeds.

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A Piece to the Puzzle of Brain Stem Cell Activation
News   Jun 17, 2019

Molecules form a complex called STRIPAK, which is essential for the promotion of neural stem cell reactivation, and for switching off dormancy.

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Vaccine Drives Antibodies to Target Tau Tangles in Mice
News   Jun 14, 2019

A vaccine pioneered by virus-like particles induced a robust and long-lived antibody response to tau protein in mice, reducing soluble and insoluble species of Tau in the hippocampus and cortex.

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Human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip Aids Development of Brain-targeting Drugs
News   Jun 14, 2019

A microfluidic organ chip model of the human blood-brain barrier, that recapitulates in vivo barrier functions, offers a new preclinical tool for development of brain-targeting therapeutics.

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Aging in Older Mice Delayed by Giving Enzyme From Younger Mice
News   Jun 14, 2019

New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging in mice.

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Tongue Under Pressure to Detect Food Texture
News   Jun 14, 2019

Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected. Researchers say some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes.

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The App Teaching Anorexics to Eat Again
News   Jun 14, 2019

An approach to eating disorders that treat them as just that - disorders of eating, and not mental health disorders - has led to the development of an eating app that has shown a vastly improved rate of remission for anorexics over traditional therapy.

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