Latest News

Breastfeeding possible deterrent to autism

The emergence of autism in young children appears to result from dysmyelination of brain neurons, related to inadequate supply of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in the newborn. The deciency of IGF in affected infants may be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors yet to be determined. If this hypothesis is correct, breastfeeding in particular could increase IGF levels, thereby compensating for an inborn deciency of the growth factor.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • MS drug candidate shows new promise

  • Pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease revealed by research

  • Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples

  • Physical activity in older adults linked to brain white-matter integrity

  • Targeted radiation, drug therapy combo less toxic for recurrent head, neck cancers

  • 3-D shape processing in brain: New discovery on how objects, places are processed

  • Suicide Prevention Requires Access to Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment

  • Down Syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer's disease

  • Providing private mental health service to veterans: Hurdles, challenges, advice

  • Gun deaths twice as high among African-Americans as white citizens in US

  •