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Rieger, Deborah; Auerbach, Sarah; Robinson, Paul; Gropman, Andrea – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2013
Lipid storage diseases, also known as the lipidoses, are a group of inherited metabolic disorders in which there is lipid accumulation in various cell types, including the central nervous system, because of the deficiency of a variety of enzymes. Over time, excessive storage can cause permanent cellular and tissue damage. The brain is particularly…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Metabolism, Neurological Impairments, Physics
National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. – 1983
The paper reviews mental retardation research activities of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) and the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS). Research activities are cited to illustrate the scope of NICHHD's efforts in a variety of biomedial areas. Activities are…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Down Syndrome, Federal Programs, Genetics
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Prandota, Joseph – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011
"Toxoplasma gondii" is a protozoan parasite that infects about a third of human population. It is generally believed that in immunocompetent hosts, the parasite infection takes usually asymptomatic course and induces self-limiting disease, but in immunocompromised individuals may cause significant morbidity and mortality. "T. gondii" uses sulfated…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Autism, Alzheimers Disease, Diseases