Excess protein during brain development may cause schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that excess protein during brain development may trigger schizophrenia later in life.

Mother's tender, love, care may benefit tot's early brain development

A new study has revealed that a mother's soothing presence and tender, love, care( TLC) cannot just ease pain but it may also impact early brain development by changing gene activity in the part of the brain where emotions are involved.

Could music education improve grammar skill?
Could music education improve grammar skill?

Children who are better at distinguishing rhythm also fare better in grammar skills, says a new research, opening the possibility of using music education to improve grammar skills.

Soon, a novel way to spot dyslexia in kids!

Researchers have found a way that could predict the onset of dyslexia in young kids, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with learning disorder and other reading difficulties before they experience the challenges.

Preterm children`s cognitive process can pick up before hitting teenage

A study has revealed that preterm babies, by the time they become adolescent, can have cognition similar to those born at term.

Even low lead exposure harms kids

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and even low exposure to it can give rise to emotional and behavioural problems, says a study.

Gene critical for brain development discovered

Researchers have discovered the gene that is responsible for the proper development of a healthy cerebellum.

Autism begins in pregnancy: study

Scientists have found clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.

Abnormal lipid levels during brain development ups autism risk

Researchers have found that abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain could affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early prenatal brain development, which can trigger autism.

Gene behind brain development discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain.
The study shows how mutations in the gene called USP9X are linked to intellectual disability.

Rate of change in thickness of brain`s cortex linked to IQ

Rate of change in thickness of brain`s cortex linked to IQ

Women`s brains more resilient to defects than men: Study

Researchers have said that women are able to carry higher levels of genetic defects without getting any brain development disorders like autism, supporting the possibility of a "female protective effect."

Breastfeeding may boost IQ in babies

Children who are breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, scientists say.

More toxic chemicals damaging kids` brains: Study

Researchers have said that industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides are derailing normal brain development and robbing kids and society of dollars, IQ points and future potential.

Paracetamol can slow brain development in kids

A new study has found that paracetamol can interfere with the brain development of children, and can even be dangerous for unborn kids.

Gifted children might be invisible in class: Study

A study says the exceptionally smart are often the invisible in a classroom and miss teacher input and external motivation.

Brain development is `choreographed`: Study

The human brain develops with an exquisitely timed choreography marked by distinct patterns of gene activity at different stages from the womb to adulthood, scientists say.

Brain `pruning` causes girls to mature faster than boys

Girls mature faster than boys during their teenage years because their brains start re-organising connections early - a process that improves the organ`s function.

Poverty during childhood adversely affects brain development in kids

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that poverty hampers brain development in children, by slowing growth rate in two key brain structures.

Prenatal exposure to alcohol linked to poor brain development

A new study has revealed that prenatal exposure to alcohol severely disrupts major features of brain development that potentially lead to increased anxiety and poor motor function, conditions typical in humans with FASD.