Navigation Links
Mice Aids in Shedding Light on Origin of Autism

Researchers have genetically modified mice in a study that would help to better understand autism and its genetic origins//.

The research team was from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas, led by Luis Parada. The results of the research were published in the journal Neuron.

The researchers deleted a single gene called Pten in these mice.This gene has been known to be mutated in some autistic people.

It was found that these genetically engineered mice displayed several social traits consistent with autism in humans. Mice are normally social animals. However these mutant mice showed little or no interest in new mice introduced into their cages.

On studying these mice’s brains, thicker nerve cells and a greater-than-normal number of connections were found to other nerve cells in the brains of the mutant mice, lacking the Pten gene.

The Pten gene has been known to suppress tumors as well show alterations in some autistic people.

The researchers write that people with Pten gene mutations have been observed to be prone to tumors and might also display brain disorders such as seizures and mental retardation.

Parada has explained that by studying mice lacking the Pten gene, researchers could in turn study specific parts of the brain where the Pten gene is normally found.

According to Parada ‘In diseases where virtually nothing is known, any inroad that gets into at least the right cell or the right biochemical pathway is very important.’


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin
2. Shedding Pounds from Diet or Exercise—Take Your Pic
3. Light therapy decreases depression during pregnancy
4. Light therapy devotes new hope in advanced lung cancer
5. Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light
6. Exposure To Night Light may Increase The Risk Of Leukemia
7. Improving Lighting Could Bring About A Change In Alzheimers Patients
8. Light Cigarettes - Not So Light?
9. Fungal Infections Effectively Controlled By Light Therapy
10. Light can help fight gum bacteria
11. Lights can lighten your moods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite ... regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system ... their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, ... venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a ... of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners ... October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based ... and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored ... 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shark Bird, ... nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events in October. His ... many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, facility nurses, corporate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... WESTWOOD, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers ... by the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through ... , as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: