One of the areas of focus in our Center is thus to understand how genetic variation can impact the development and homeostasis of the nervous system. As part of this work, we have developed animal and cellular models to study basic neurodevelopmental processes; to discover new genes and alleles that contribute to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders in humans; and to enable the development of rational therapeutic paradigms. Through local, national, and international collaborations that intersect the basic sciences with the clinical enterprise, we recruit and study the genetic architecture and pathomechanisms of patients with a variety of neurological disorders.
Some examples include:.
- A New World: Return?
- Research Focus Groups.
- Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales.
Autism Autism is a multifactorial neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in communication and social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. Our researchers are currently investigating the candidacy of select genetic determinants and specific pathways in the development of the disorder [ and ]. We are also identifying major chromosomal lesions deletions and duplications for both neuroanatomical phenotypes and associated comorbidities [ and ].
Neurodevelopment and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neuromuscular Disorders Within the muscular dystrophy clinical spectrum lie several disorders that in principle weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion. Delivery in Days.
See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations. Environmental factors in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders by Michael Aschner 15 July Category: Medical Academic. Environmental Factors in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders presents a state-of-the-art review of the effects of environmental contaminants on the development and degeneration of the human nervous system, brought together by world-leading experts in the field.
Part One describes the adverse effects that the environment can have on neurological development, and how these effects may exhibit. Specific contaminants and their possible consequences of exposure are addressed lead, methylmercury, alcohol , as well as specific disorders and the environmental factors associated with them, such as the effect of diet on attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.