Daily Archives: August 2, 2013

UCLA – Centre for Neurobiology of Stress – Gut and Brain Axis

The Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) is an interdisciplinary, translational Center funded by the National Institutes of Health, and by philanthropic support. There is both a clinical and a research component to the CNS. With the naming of the … Continue reading

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Brain Chemistry in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Atypical Developmental Patterns of Brain Chemistry in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1722813 Importance  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms emerging during early childhood. The pathophysiology underlying the disorder remains incompletely understood. Objective  To examine cross-sectional … Continue reading

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Sick from Stress – Epigenetics – Choline and Cortisol

Sick from stress? Blame your mom… and epigenetics http://www.faseb.org New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that choline supplementation in pregnant women lowers cortisol in the baby by changing epigenetic expression of genes involved in cortisol production If you’re sick … Continue reading

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Seeds of Disease sown before Birth

Fetal stress disrupts the way genes are transmitted http://www.faseb.org New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a disruption of genetic imprinting often happens prenatally, implicating fetal stressors as long-term risk factor for chronic disease Bethesda, MD — If you … Continue reading

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