Category Archives: Science Daily


Jul

26

2018
Public views of gene editing for babies depend on how it would be used

Public views of gene editing for babies depend on how it would be used

A new survey finds a majority of Americans support the idea of using gene editing with the goal of delivering direct health benefits for babies. Yet, a majority also considers the use of gene editing to boost a baby’s intelligence as something that takes technology ‘too far.’


Jul

23

2018
Mother’s touch supports pup’s brain development

Mother’s touch supports pup’s brain development

A mother’s presence may have immediate and long-term effects on her child’s developing brain by modulating the serotonin system, suggests a study of rat moms and their pups. The research provides a potential mechanism by which separating a child from his or her mother early in life could derail development.


Jul

18

2018
Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut

Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut

The mother’s microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research shows. The work raises the possibility we could prevent autism by altering expectant moms’ diets.


Jul

17

2018
Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids

Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the study finds.


Jul

17

2018
Incarceration of parents impacts health of their children into adulthood

Incarceration of parents impacts health of their children into adulthood

A new study found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. These findings have a potentially broad impact, as more than five million US children have had a parent in jail or prison.


Jul

16

2018
connections between early childhood program and teenage outcomes

connections between early childhood program and teenage outcomes

A new study examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program called the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) and found evidence suggesting that the program positively affected children’s executive function and academic achievement during adolescence.



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