Autism Brain Secrets Revealed by Scan

Reuters, TIME, BBC News, HealthDay News, the Toronto Star, City News (Toronto), Daily Mail (U.K.), Medical News Today and About.com reported Nov. 3 on a UCLA imaging study that is the first to show how an autism risk gene rewires the brain. The discovery provides the missing link between altered genes, modified brain function and disrupted learning.  The stories quoted Dr. Daniel Geschwind, a professor of neurology and psychiatry who holds the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics, and Ashley Scott-Van Zeeland, a former graduate student in the laboratory of Susan Bookheimer, a professor of psychiatry who holds the Joaquin Fuster Chair in Cognitive Neurosciences. 

  1. “Autism Risk Gene May Rewire Brain, U.S. Study Finds” http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39994962/ns/health/
  2. “Study: Some Autistic Brains Really Are Wired Differently” http://healthland.time.com/2010/11/03/study-some-autistic-brains-really-are-wired-differently/#ixzz14FowR84s
  3. ‘Autism Brain Secrets Revealed by Scan” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11687808
  4. “Gene Associated with Autism May Alter How Brain Functions” http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=645382