Latest News

Mom's placenta reflects her exposure to stress and impacts offsprings' brains

The mammalian placenta is more than just a filter through which nutrition and oxygen are passed from a mother to her unborn child. According to a new study, if a mother is exposed to stress during pregnancy, her placenta translates that experience to her fetus by altering levels of a protein that affects the developing brains of male and female offspring differently.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Patient-doctor ethnic differences thwart end-of-life conversations

  • Verbal therapy could block consolidation of fear memories in trauma victims

  • Nerve cells, blood vessels in eye 'talk' to prevent disease

  • Locusts provide insight into brain response to stimuli, senses

  • Finding the body clock's molecular reset button

  • Breakthrough in understanding Canavan disease

  • Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood

  • Hate to diet? It's how we're wired

  • Brain balances perception and action when caught in an illusion

  • A 'GPS' to navigate the brain's neuronal networks

  •