Feb 10, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
83 New genes for height found
83 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study led by Queen Mary University of London, Montreal Heart Institute, The Broad Institute and the University of Exeter, UK.
Feb 9, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Autism may begin at earliest brain development
Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when their first brain circuits take shape.
Feb 8, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Preemies don't use 'top-down sensory prediction'
Babies born prematurely don't use expectations about the world to shape their brains. Full term babies do. Evidence of how neural processing is important to brain development.
Feb 7, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Stronger muscles for newborn babies
Glucocorticoids effects on the fetus must be considered when treating expectant mothers or newborn babies with steroids. Ongoing research is determining whether these negative effects can be minimized or eliminated by medical intervention after birth.
Feb 6, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Protein in womb plays lifelong role in bone health
Researchers find limiting production of the protein myostatin in pregnant mice with osteogenesis imperfecta — or brittle bone disease — results in offspring with stronger, denser bones. This finding might one day provide a new therapy for treating osteogenesis imperfecta.