A chromosomal deletion is associated with changes in the brain’s white matter and delayed language acquisition in youngsters from Southeast Asia or with ancestral connections to the region, said an international consortium led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. However, many such children who can be described as late-talkers may overcome early speech and language difficulties as they grow. …https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130627125158.htm
Brain Stem Cells Can Now be Tracked
U.S. researchers report that brain stem cells can now be tracked for the first time with the identification of a new marker.
The team’s senior author said that for the conditions of and involving multiple sclerosis, early childhood development, and depression, the accomplishment is opening doors to new research.
“This is a way to detect these cells in the brain, so that you can track them in certain conditions where we suspect that these cells play a certain role,” explained Dr. Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, an assistant professor of neurology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. …https://www.cellmedicine.com/news261/
Stony Brook Researchers First To Image A Biomarker Of Neurogenesis; Finding May Impact Treatment of MS, Depression, Other Diseases
Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D., and co-investigators from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered a way to image a biomarker of neural stem and progenitor cells (NPCs) in the living human brain. …http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/SBUMC_Researchers_First_To_Image_A_Biomarker_Of_Neurogenesis_Finding_May_Impact_Treatment_of_MS_Depression_Other_Diseases.shtml