This is one of those "Woah. That's kinda cool. Okay, so... what do we do with it????" or for that matter, what CAN really be done with it? Have to be super careful about preagnant mother's health, I guess. Like we don't try to be already. However, this may make it a more hyper-sensitive issue.
UCLA scientists have discovered that exposing fetal neurons to higher than normal levels of a common immune protein leads to abnormal brain development in mice.
Published Oct. 14 in the online Journal of Neuroimmunology, the finding may provide new insights into factors contributing to human neurological disorders like schizophrenia and autism.