Tag Archives: neuropsychiatric disease

A small structure hidden in the brain that might play a big role in diseases like depression and autism

The choroid plexus is a hidden and often neglected, but important, structure in the brain. The choroid plexus hangs inside the brain ventricles which are filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (Fig. 1). Importantly, the choroid plexus is

Too much or too little of one gene, CHRNA7, is associated with many neuropsychiatric disorders

In the human genome, certain regions are unstable and are found to have missing ( deletions ) or extra ( duplications ) pieces of chromosome. Many of these deletions and duplications have been implicated in neurological disease,