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Brain abnormalities ID’d in people with schizophrenia

Performing the largest structural brain meta-analysis to date for schizophrenia, an international team of scientists – including a UCI psychiatric researcher – has identified structural brain abnormalities in patients with the disabling brain disorder, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment.

Biological Sciences Neuron Growth

Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, UCI study finds

In a study appearing in The Journal of Neuroscience, UCI neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.

Admin A mother and child

TLC boosts baby’s brain

UCI child neurologist and neuroscientist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram has found that maternal care and other sensory input triggers activity in a baby’s developing brain that improves cognitive function and builds resilience to stress.