UCLA study reveals new info about what is happening with brain cells in people with autism

January 30, 2019

Daniel Geschwind, professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, UCLA’s Maria R. Ross professor of integrative biology and physiology, published research results revealing new clues about differences in the brain cells between people with autism and a control group. The focus of the study was RNA editing. Although difficult to know if it is causation or a result, the study found that people with autism had reduced editing.

The findings of this study published in Nature Neuroscience could help deepen scientific understandings of what causes various brain disorders, including depression.

Read more at UCLA Newsroom.