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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Your selections: Childhood Disorders
In this video NPR tackles the questions why do we play, and are we the only ones who play?
  • NPR
Disorders like Down syndrome disrupt the brain's careful balance of "stop" and "go"signals.
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In the race to develop a vaccine against Zika virus, research using nonhuman primate animal models is providing critical insights into how the virus can affect the brain.
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A roundtable of scientists discuss ongoing research on the effects and potential applications of marijuana for adolescents in the United States.
  • Science Friday
  • 29 min
The autism researcher tells tales of triumphs and tribulations in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 28 min
The Zika virus is a global health threat.
How viruses like Zika disturb fetal brain development is a long-standing mystery.
  • The Dana Foundation
We answer your questions about autism spectrum disorder.
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Pinpointing the causes of seizures in children may provide the key to treating them in the future.
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Adderall and similar drugs are used to help treat narcolepsy, depression, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. But how does it work?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains.
  • TED
More than one in seventy children are believed to be affected by autism, a condition that can cause cognitive and behavioral challenges.
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