Sunday, August 12, 2012

Scientists find how faulty gene related to "autism like" symptoms AGAIN

Scientists find how faulty gene causes brain changes in autism | Business Standard


Scientists have discovered how a defective gene in autistic people triggers brain changes that lead to behavioural disorders. 
Researchers from the University of California - Davis Health System Institute found that a defective gene called 'pten' reduces energy production in neurons leading to brain changes which cause antisocial and prolonged repetitive behaviour- traits found in autism. 
Previous research has shown that the gene is defective in children with autism, but its effect on neurons in the brain was not known.   More @ http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/scientists-find-how-faulty-gene-causes-brain-changes-in-autism/43210/



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