One of New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains introduced a ‘quiet hour’ nationwide to make the weekly shop easier for those with autism or anxiety issues as well as older people who may prefer a more low-key experience.
In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, must express particular proteins —proverbial hands that reach out and greet nearby cells.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering — are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Center, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism.
Two scientists from University of Houston (UH) are reporting that defects in a portion of the brain's hippocampus, called the dentate gyrus, is regulated by the nuclear receptor LXRβ (Liver X receptor Beta).