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Measuring head circumference (also known as occipito-frontal circumference) is a significant part of the proper evaluation of a child’s growth and development, as it represents a direct indication of head growth. Therefore deviations from normal head growth may reveal certain congenital or acquired problem.
Researchers identify first known patients with BUB1 biallelic mutations

Researchers identify first known patients with BUB1 biallelic mutations

Study opens up prospects for using virotherapy to treat central nervous system tumors

Study opens up prospects for using virotherapy to treat central nervous system tumors

Researchers review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika virus

Researchers review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika virus

Researchers identify γ-tubulin ring complex to be responsible for providing centriole stability

Researchers identify γ-tubulin ring complex to be responsible for providing centriole stability

Structural and molecular contributions to understanding antibody recognition of pathogenic viruses

Structural and molecular contributions to understanding antibody recognition of pathogenic viruses

Study illuminates how BRD4 protein directs the spatial organization of DNA within cell nucleus

Study illuminates how BRD4 protein directs the spatial organization of DNA within cell nucleus

Children with CZS-associated microcephaly show severe neurodevelopmental impairments

Children with CZS-associated microcephaly show severe neurodevelopmental impairments

Brain organoids provide a valuable model to study autism

Brain organoids provide a valuable model to study autism

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

New details on transport protein could help develop drugs for neurological diseases

New details on transport protein could help develop drugs for neurological diseases

UVA researchers shed new light on brain development

UVA researchers shed new light on brain development

Study sheds new light on human brain development

Study sheds new light on human brain development

Brain organoid models reveal mechanisms linked to virus-induced microcephaly

Brain organoid models reveal mechanisms linked to virus-induced microcephaly

Mutations to autism-associated gene cause a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains

Mutations to autism-associated gene cause a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains

Study discovers how microcephaly and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses

Study discovers how microcephaly and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

A brain enzyme plays an important role in waking up neural stem cells

A brain enzyme plays an important role in waking up neural stem cells

Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Fetal and neonatal therapy combination may lessen the aftereffects of congenital CMV infection

Fetal and neonatal therapy combination may lessen the aftereffects of congenital CMV infection

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth