How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain development

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 18:32 in Biology & Nature

An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, scientists prevented defects by restoring signaling though these structures called primary cilia.

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