Big thank you to Spectrum News for publishing the first hint of our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Biomarker Discovery paper that is currently in the works!
We are excited to update you on the projects we have been working on in the Sherr Lab and have put together a newsletter where members of our lab have provided short summaries of their ongoing work. We will be mailing out a paper copy to all research participants. If you would like a paper copy please contact Brieana.Fregeau@ucsf.edu. Click on the here to view a PDF of the newsletter.
Registration is now open for the 2015 Cortical Connections Conferenceat the Queensland Brain Institue, Austraila!
In order for the human brain to function, it must be wired correctly during brain development. How this occurs is one of the fundamental questions of neuroscience.
The level of activity of a cellular signaling pathway correlates with the degree of social and cognitive impairments in children with an autism-linked genetic abnormality, according to unpublished research presented Sunday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Biomarkers are objective biological measurements — such as the level of a certain chemical in the blood — that would enable scientists to reliably identify individuals with autism or predict how these individuals will fare over the long term. Researchers have struggled to