Neuroanatomy Discovery Challenges Accepted Teachings

Neuroanatomy Discovery Challenges Accepted Teachings

In days gone by, Neuroanatomy textbooks had drawings of nerve cells showing myelin, an insulating material, wrapped around the cell’s axonal process all the way along its length and spaced at regular intervals. Now, using two massive databases containing electron microscopy data, scientists have been able to reconstruct high-resolution maps of the pattern of myelination […]

Fertility Mystery Solved With Discovery of Protein Key

Fertility Mystery Solved With Discovery of Protein Key

Infertility can be caused by a number of factors, including (but not limited to) DNA damage, chromosomal aberrations, hormonal conditions, age-related factors, and environmental factors. Some infertility conditions are specific to females, some to males, and some arise because of a combination of conditions in the male and female partners. Approximately 12 steps are involved […]

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Researchers at University of California Davis and Massachusetts General Hospital have concluded a statistical analysis of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs in order to study the link between use of antidepressant medications during pregnancy and the possible risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD).  Their results are published today in the peer-reviewed Pediatrics […]