Jul 3, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Brain size/intelligence controlled by a single gene
A gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study out of UCL, Stockholm University and University of Helsinki.
Jul 2, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Stressed moms alter babys' gut and brain
Stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a woman's vagina. Those changes are passed on to newborns during birth and are associated with differences in their gut microbiome as well as their brain development, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Jul 1, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy.
Jun 30, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weeklys
Educate mom, reduce unintended pregnancies
Educating young women about intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants — which are more effective than condoms or the pill — dramatically cut the number of unintended pregnancies among women seeking family planning.
Jun 29, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Picky eaters — a serious problem for some
Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder — two years after classification as a mental health condition.