November 15, 2013

The largest genetic analysis yet conducted of people lacking a brain structure called the corpus callosum shows that the condition shares many risk factors with autism.The corpus callosum is the thick bundle of nerve fibers that connects the two hemispheres of the brain.

August 13, 2013

A large-scale, international study on the genes involved in epilepsy has uncovered 25 new mutations on nine key genes behind a devastating form of the disorder during childhood.

July 09, 2013

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet it receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease.

June 25, 2013

Mapping the brain is emerging as the new frontier in science, and unlocking its mysteries promises to deliver fundamental new insights into human cognition and diseases, ranging from autism to depression to addiction to Alzheimer's. But the overwhelming complexity of the brain offers a significant challenge.The brain is an almost incomprehensible maze of long cells called neurons -- 100 billion of them in all -- each one making up to 10,000 connections with other neurons.