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May 29, 2022

Oats Are Healthier and Cause Fewer Allergies Than Other Cereal Grains

Researchers Have Successfully Sequenced the Entire Oat Genome An international team of researchers under the leadership of Lund University in Sweden has recently sequenced the oat genome. The sequencing discovered that the oat genome is very complex compared to other cereals. This is a result of the genome’s size and structure, consisting of six sets […]

May 29, 2022

Eye Contact = Firing Neurons!

Neuronal Activation During Eye Gaze Occurs in the Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala Network A new Yale study has charted the neuronal response found in different brain regions during eye contact and social gaze interactions. The neurobiology of social perception has been studied before. These previous studies involved conducting brain scans on individuals as they look […]

May 29, 2022

Community Shares | May 30th 2022

Community Shares: A report presented at the 2022 International Society for Autism Research has found that more than 22% of women with autism are hospitalized for a psychiatric condition by age 25. This rate is five times higher than for neurotypical women and twice that of men with autism. Additionally, the analysis discovered by age […]

May 22, 2022

Community Shares | May 23rd 2022

Community Shares: Join the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation’s upcoming “Meet the Scientist” webinar on Tuesday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Galen Missig, Ph.D. of Cervel Therapeutics, will deliver a presentation titled, “Does Early Life Inflammation Contribute to the Risk for Developing Psychiatric Conditions?” Dr. Missing will  examine the effect of infections experienced during […]

May 22, 2022

It’s Not Just the U.S., Global Autism Rates Continue to Climb

New Study Shows 1 in 100 Children Are Diagnosed with ASD Around the World Recent research shows approximately 100 in 10,000 – or 1 in 100 – children across the globe hold an autism diagnosis. This figure comes from a new systematic review of 99 prevalence estimates from 34 countries.  A decade ago, the global […]

May 22, 2022

Handling at a Critical Developmental Period Can Reduce Autism-Related Behaviors

Mouse Study Suggests that Juvenile Social Stimulation Can Have Profound Effects on Later Conduct Researchers from Argentina recently set out to explore the influence of environmental factors on neurodevelopmental trajectories. Specifically, the team investigated how these factors affect adult brain function and behavior. The researchers narrowed their work to study the impact of juvenile handling […]

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