Daily Archives: April 8, 2014

Gender, Autism and Early Stress

Etiologies Underlying Sex Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24705124 Abstract The male predominance of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is one of the best-known, and at the same time, one of the least understood characteristics of these disorders. In this paper … Continue reading

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Paternal Obesity and Autism

Parental obesity and autism risk in the child http://www.fhi.no Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than … Continue reading

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Green Tea , Working Memory and Brain Plasticity

Green tea boosts your brain http://www.unibas.ch/ IMAGE: Green tea boosts your working memory.Click here for more information. (Fig.: By Kanko from Nagasaki, Japan) Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University … Continue reading

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The interactions of Genes and Social Environment – Effects of Poverty

Social disadvantage, genetic sensitivity, and children’s telomere length http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/04/02/1404293111 Significance This paper makes two contributions to research on the link between the social environment and health. Using data from a birth cohort study, we show that, among African American boys, … Continue reading

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