Tag Archive: Brain development

Dec 09 2015

Genes Found Linking Infants’ Heart Disease and Brain Development

Half of infants born with severe congenital heart disease go on to develop neurodevelopmental disorders, which may include cognitive, motor, social, and language impairments.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/genes-found-linking-infants-heart-disease-and-brain-development/

May 15 2013

Turning Stem Cells into Brain Cells Sheds Light on Neural Development

Stem cells have the unique ability to develop, or differentiate, into other kinds of cells in the body. Researchers have now manipulated human stem cells so that they produce the types of brain cells that play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and autism.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/turning-stem-cells-into-brain-cells-sheds-light-on-neural-development/