Tiny molecule has big effect on brain's ability to learn

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 07:32 in Biology & Nature

Prenatal brain development is a crucial period, and as new research has found, even small alterations to the way brain cells develop can have significant effects later in life. Scientists have shed light on the role that small molecules called microRNAs play in early brain development. The research found a close link between early brain developmental events and changes in cognitive function in adulthood.

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