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Neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal opioid-related diagnoses up

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2017, there were significant increases in the estimated rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid-related diagnoses (MOD), according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Ashley H. Hirai, Ph.D., from the Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland, […]

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New insights on the role of the MLL4 gene in Kabuki syndrome

Scientists have known for years that mutations in the MLL4 gene can cause Kabuki syndrome, a rare developmental disorder. But a study published on Jan. 11 in Nature Communications illuminates new details regarding how this occurs. The research suggests that MLL4 controls the production of neurons that secrete growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) in a part […]

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Scientific breakthrough toward treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Scientists at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), and Owerko Centre at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the leading genetic cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study, involving mouse models, shows promise of translating […]

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Mouse study finds early exposure to sounds can address hypersensitivity to noise associated with Fragile X Syndrome

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found exposure to sound—not sound reduction—during early development of mice engineered to have Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS, restores molecular, cellular, and functional properties in the auditory cortex, the area of the brain that processes sounds. The results suggest that facilitating exposure to sounds during […]

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New drug helps combat metabolic syndrome

A new drug developed at Yale reduces a host of abnormalities associated with metabolic syndrome, an obesity-born condition that afflicts one of three adults in the United States, researchers report Oct. 2 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Metabolic syndrome is marked by insulin resistance leading to high blood sugar, excess body fat around the […]