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Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified the cause of a genetic subtype of autism and schizophrenia that results in social deficits and seizures in mice and humans.
A team of Northwestern investigators led by Peter Penzes, PhD, has developed a new therapy that could treat Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a subtype of autism spectrum disorder.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a biomarker for one type of autism within cerebrospinal fluid, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an unexpected connection between a protein implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and the endocannabinoid pathway.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have characterized how a genetic mutation associated with pediatric epilepsy affects neuron activity.
Homer1, a protein that’s important for neural plasticity and learning, is part of a large network of proteins in the brain that help ensure new connections are wired correctly, according to a new study.
Small projections of dendritic spines known as spinules are unexpectedly dynamic, while a stable subgroup may form multi-synaptic spine connections, according to the first detailed study of their behavior.
Scientists have discovered why a specific genetic mutation causes intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder in children.
Mutations in the gene BIN1 may weaken synapses, hurting neural communication and contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study.