Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
In the Developing Brain, Scientists Find Roots of Neuropsychiatric Diseases
The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development, how it varies among individuals, and the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.
Diaz Stransky, Olfson to be honored by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, and Emily Olfson, MD, PhD, trainees in the Solnit Integrated Training Program at Yale School of Medicine, have been chosen to receive 2018 Pilot Research Awards by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).
Yale Child Study Center to Partner with Scholastic on New Literacy Research
The Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic have launched a new joint research endeavor: the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience. The collaborative will focus on the intersection of literacy and health across a range of education content areas — i.e. early childhood, social emotional learning and teaching, equity and social justice, and family and community engagement — with the ultimate goal of improving academic and mental health outcomes for children and their families.
Child Abuse Expert John M. Leventhal, MD, Awarded Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence
John M. Leventhal, MD, has received the 2018 David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence in recognition of his exceptional achievements and his dedication to working with abused, neglected and sexually abused children.
How do we lose memory? A STEP at a time, researchers say
In mice, rats, monkeys, and people, aging can take its toll on cognitive function. A new study by researchers at Yale and Université de Montréal reveal there is a common denominator to the decline in all of these species — an increase in the level of the molecule striatal-enriched phosphatase, or STEP.
Lifespan Research: Impact of Childhood Disease on Adult Health
YCCI’s renewed CTSA grant award allows Yale to continue its leadership in cutting-edge areas of research. One such novel initiative under the grant renewal is Diseases Across the Lifespan, which will explore the rising field of lifespan research — a new approach to examining the ways in which diseases that commonly strike adults have their roots in infancy and early childhood.
Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism
Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).