Research by Topic: autism brainnet

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UNYTS collaborate to increase brain tissue for autism research

Published September 12, 2017

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and Unyts, the designated organ procurement organization for the eight counties of western New York State, announced today a new agreement that will help¬†increase and enhance the quantity of postmortem brain tissue available for critical autism research. Unyts, which coordinates all organ, eye, and tissue donation […]

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Brain tissue is used to identify commonalities across neuropsychiatric disorders

Published May 25, 2016

In a recent study published in Nature, Dr. Shannon Ellis looks past the sequence of genes and uses gene expression profiling to understand the similarities between autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ¬†Using brain tissue from people affected with these disorders provided through the Autism BrainNet, she demonstrates a common decrease in gene expression relating to […]

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