Neural predictors of emerging autism in infants with epilepsy

Up to 40% of autistic individuals have epilepsy. The combination of autism and epilepsy significantly impacts upon quality of life as well as physical and mental health. The majority of studies to date have been retrospective investigations after a diagnosis of autism...

Building the brain- Making and breaking synapses with cholesterol

The brain is made of billions of neurons which communicate with each other via synapses. Synapse formation (synaptogenesis), function, plasticity, and maintenance – processes crucial for normal brain development and function – are all controlled by cholesterol....