Category Archives: Science Daily


Apr

27

2019
Placental function linked to brain injuries associated with autism

Placental function linked to brain injuries associated with autism

Allopregnanolone, a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with autism spectrum disorder, according to new research.


Apr

08

2019
An EEG to assess a baby’s developmental risk?

An EEG to assess a baby’s developmental risk?

Does exposure to stress early in life affect a baby’s brain development, and is there a way to single out babies who might benefit from early intervention? A new study used brain EEGs to begin to get at these questions in an objectively measurable way.


Apr

04

2019
Interparental aggression often co-occurs with aggression toward kids

Interparental aggression often co-occurs with aggression toward kids

Parents in the midst of a psychologically or physically aggressive argument tend to also be aggressive with their children, according to researchers. The team found that this ‘spillover’ of aggression toward children causes kids to exhibit greater fear during future incidents of interparental aggression, regardless of the severity of those future incidents, than children who do not experience this spillover effect.



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