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How brain structures grow as memory develops
How brain structures grow as memory develops April 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices. New research from UC Davis is exploring how these brain regions develop at this crucial time. Eventually, ... Read More »

Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes
Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes November 19, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Neonatologists seem to perform miracles in the fight to support the survival of babies born prematurely. To promote their survival, cortisol-like drugs called glucocorticoids are administered frequently to women in preterm labour to accelerate their babies’ lung maturation prior to ... Read More »

A first step in learning by imitation, baby brains respond to another’s actions
A first step in learning by imitation, baby brains respond to another’s actions November 17, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for adults, but for babies it’s their foremost tool for learning. As renowned people-watchers, babies often observe others demonstrate how to do things and then copy those body movements. It’s how little ... Read More »

Study exposes link between pesticides and childhood brain tumours
Study exposes link between pesticides and childhood brain tumours April 20, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has revealed a potential link between professional pesticide treatments in the home and a higher risk of children developing brain tumours. Published in the international journal Cancer Causes & ... Read More »

Drugs for children with brain tumours need tuning
Drugs for children with brain tumours need tuning April 12, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pediatric researchers, investigating the biology of brain tumors in children, are finding that crucial differences in how the same gene is mutated may call for different treatments. A new study offers glimpses into how scientists will be using the ongoing ... Read More »

More reseach needed into mums smoking and childhood brain tumours
More reseach needed into mums smoking and childhood brain tumours March 30, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research are calling for further investigation into a potential link between maternal smoking and childhood brain tumours. It follows the results of a new study which showed a possible connection between maternal ... Read More »

“Network” analysis of the brain may explain features of autism
“Network” analysis of the brain may explain features of autism March 12, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A look at how the brain processes information finds a distinct pattern in children with autism spectrum disorders. Using EEGs to track the brain’s electrical cross-talk, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital have found a structural difference in brain connections. Compared ... Read More »

Experts pledge global assault on kids’ cancer
Experts pledge global assault on kids’ cancer February 23, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A global action plan to tackle one of the most aggressive types of childhood brain tumours will be developed as a result of an unprecedented meeting of international experts in Western Australia. Funded by The Telethon Adventurers, the 3-day ‘Global ... Read More »

Childhood trauma leaves its mark on brain
Childhood trauma leaves its mark on brain January 21, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It is well known that violent individuals are often themselves the victims of psychological trauma experienced in childhood. Some of these individuals also exhibit alterations in their orbitofrontal cortex. But is there a connection between these physical changes in the ... Read More »

Modern parenting may hinder brain development
Modern parenting may hinder brain development January 11, 2013 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

“Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years ago,” says Darcia Narvaez, Notre Dame professor of psychology who specializes in moral development in children and how early life experiences can influence brain development. “Ill-advised practices ... Read More »







 
 
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