A Stanford study shows Pokémon expertise developed during childhood activates the brain region that processes information from the center of the retina.
Using a lab model, Stanford researchers identified a type of developing brain cell that is profoundly changed by exposure to low oxygen levels.
Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.
Long non-coding RNAs are important but poorly understood regulatory elements. Now Stanford scientists have uncovered they play a role in autism.
Studies have associated low zinc levels with autism spectrum disorder. But why this should be the case has been unclear. Now, scientists may have an explanation for the link.
Is extensive regeneration possible in humans? Stanford researchers show skeletal stem cells can move backward developmentally when major repairs are needed.
Scientists use a tweaked version of CRISPR gene editing to turn skin cells into neurons, and simultaneously identify neuron-specific genes.
Your cells can die in several ways, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. This piece explains four types of cell death.
A new study finds that young children’s brains have not yet fully developed the vision circuits they need to understand words and faces.
A conversation about a molecule called Ino80 led to findings that could help researchers develop therapies for a rare genetic disease of the heart muscle.
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By now it is well known that infection by the mosquito-spread Zika virus can cause devastating birth defects. Most notably, affected infants can have abnormally small …