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Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

New tool to help healthcare professionals treat children with autism

New tool to help healthcare professionals treat children with autism

Routine immunization virtually eliminates major killer of young children in the Gambia

Routine immunization virtually eliminates major killer of young children in the Gambia

Researchers successfully treat laboratory model of a lysosomal storage disease called GM1

Researchers successfully treat laboratory model of a lysosomal storage disease called GM1

Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication

Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication

Research shows self-selected treatment, punishment reduces destructive behavior

Research shows self-selected treatment, punishment reduces destructive behavior

Fragile-X-syndrome research

Fragile-X-syndrome research

'Brown fat cells' hold clues for possible obesity treatments

'Brown fat cells' hold clues for possible obesity treatments

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows

Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows

Fickle enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure

Fickle enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure

Breakdown in brain cell communication may contribute to the most common biochemical cause of mental retardation

Breakdown in brain cell communication may contribute to the most common biochemical cause of mental retardation

Dozens of new genes identified in X chromosome

Dozens of new genes identified in X chromosome

Clinical study of mirror neurons provides insights into autism and other disorders

Clinical study of mirror neurons provides insights into autism and other disorders

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Possible treatment for Fragile X syndrome

Possible treatment for Fragile X syndrome

New findings challenge one of the established views of how nerve cells communicate with one another

New findings challenge one of the established views of how nerve cells communicate with one another

How do you remember your own name?

How do you remember your own name?