Researchers found that infants with the APOE-E4 gene variant had different brain scans in comparison to infants without the gene.
The near-complete rotation of the head of a night-hunting owl has remained an object of mystery for several years and hence has been a favorite subject of horror stories. Now, a recent study has unraveled the mystery by performing medical examination on owls.
McLean Hospital biostatistician Nicholas Lange, ScD, warns against depending on brain imaging scans alone for the diagnosis of autism and suggests that large, long-term multicenter studies should be conducted in order to identify the biological basis of the disorder. "Several studies in the past two years have claimed that brain scans can diagnose autism, but this assertion is deeply flawed," said Lange, an associate professor of Psychiatry and Biostatistics at Harvard Medical School.