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Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome

Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

How Medicaid became a go-to funder for schools

How Medicaid became a go-to funder for schools

Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition

Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition

'Residual echo' of Neanderthal genes may hold clues to deficits in mental disorders

'Residual echo' of Neanderthal genes may hold clues to deficits in mental disorders

NHGRI researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic disease

NHGRI researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic disease

Scientists create first model of anorexia nervosa using iPSCs derived from adolescent females

Scientists create first model of anorexia nervosa using iPSCs derived from adolescent females

New model of Williams syndrome may shed light on neurobiology of the human social brain

New model of Williams syndrome may shed light on neurobiology of the human social brain

Scientists receive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants for mental health research

Scientists receive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants for mental health research

Four-year educational study offers hope for children with intellectual disability

Four-year educational study offers hope for children with intellectual disability

Nine fellows selected to receive Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship for next two years

Nine fellows selected to receive Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship for next two years

Empathetic and analytic thinking mutually exclusive in the brain

Empathetic and analytic thinking mutually exclusive in the brain

Oxytocin hormone plays an important role in Williams syndrome

Oxytocin hormone plays an important role in Williams syndrome

Scans reveal Williams syndrome-associated personality/temperament traits

Scans reveal Williams syndrome-associated personality/temperament traits

Salk Institute researchers receive $5.5M Program Project Grant to analyze Williams syndrome

Salk Institute researchers receive $5.5M Program Project Grant to analyze Williams syndrome

Structural component inside neurons dances when connections are strengthened

Structural component inside neurons dances when connections are strengthened

Study describes relationship between gene expression and intelligence in WS patients

Study describes relationship between gene expression and intelligence in WS patients

Dian Donnai receives March of Dimes/Colonel Harland Sanders Award for achievement in genetic sciences

Dian Donnai receives March of Dimes/Colonel Harland Sanders Award for achievement in genetic sciences

Finding supports modularity of mind theory

Finding supports modularity of mind theory

2 genes influence social behavior, visual-spatial performance in people with Williams syndrome

2 genes influence social behavior, visual-spatial performance in people with Williams syndrome