Day: November 7, 2018

Sciencedaily.com: 'Master key' gene has links to both ASD and schizophrenia

Sciencedaily.com: 'Master key' gene has links to both ASD and schizophrenia

Recent studies of complex brain disorders such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have identified a few “master keys,” risk genes that sit at the center of a network of genes important for brain function. Researchers at Emory and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have now created mice partially

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Sky.com: Deaths in secure hospitals reviewed by government after Sky investigation

Sky.com: Deaths in secure hospitals reviewed by government after Sky investigation

The deaths of at least 40 people admitted to secure hospitals are being reviewed to “double-check” nothing was untoward, the government has announced.

Care minister Caroline Dinenage told the House of Commons NHS England is reviewing the circumstances and investigation of each of the deaths.

The review comes a week

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Sciencedaily.com: Music improves social communication in autistic children

Sciencedaily.com: Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.

The link between autism spectrum

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Sciencedaily.com: Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Sciencedaily.com: Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Society for Neuroscience. “Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain: Understanding targets of childhood stress suggests new strategies for intervention.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 November 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181104180027.htm>.

Society for Neuroscience. (2018, November 4). Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome,

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