Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

29

2019
Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cells

Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cells

Research raises new concerns about the vulnerability of the preterm brain to hypoxia. Results confirm that brain cells do not die as previously believed. Rather, hippocampal cells fail to mature normally, causing a reduction in long-term potentiation, or the cellular basis of how the brain learns.


Aug

28

2019
Narrowing risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

Narrowing risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

Researchers look at preeclampsia when it coincides with type 1 diabetes. By studying patients with elevated lipoproteins, these researchers determined that the diabetic patients with a certain phenotype were at greater risk for preeclampsia. But by monitoring these patients, physicians can take proactive measures to keep their blood pressure down which lowers the patient’s risk for a stroke or seizure during delivery.


Aug

28

2019
Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very different experience, a new study suggests. The researchers documented these different experiences using a novel technique in the classroom: They had children wear a video camera on their head for two hours on one day to see what the class was like from the child’s perspective.


Aug

28

2019
Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child

Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child

When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their children and unsure of their parenting abilities, according to new research. This type of burnout can have serious consequences for both parent and child, increasing parental neglect, harm, and thoughts about escape.


Aug

28

2019
What we don’t know about prenatal opioid exposure

What we don’t know about prenatal opioid exposure

‘Will the baby be OK?’ In cases of prenatal opioid exposure, the answer is unclear. Developmental psychologists collected and reviewed 52 publications to identify what’s known so far about how prenatal opioid exposure affects childhood outcomes and development.


Aug

27

2019
Family-school engagement has specific perks for young students

Family-school engagement has specific perks for young students

Both elementary school children and middle school children are less likely to have concentration problems and behavioral issues at the end of a school year if their parents made a greater effort to be engaged with their schooling earlier in the year.


Aug

26

2019
Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

Researchers have found that as premature babies grow, their mental health may be related less to the medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave the neonatal intensive care unit.



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