Pediatrics

Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies

In Switzerland, as in most industrialized countries, nearly 1 percent of children are born "very prematurely," i.e. before the 32nd week of pregnancy, which represents about 800 children yearly. While advances in neonatal ...

Neuroscience

Age and sex affect infant brain structure

Infant brain development is still poorly understood. Thus, research on the topic is vital as developing brains are sensitive to early environmental factors. Recognising this, the FinnBrain imaging study conducted in Turku ...

Genetics

Critical role of DHA on foetal brain development revealed

Duke-NUS researchers have found evidence that a natural form of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) made by the liver called Lyso-Phosphatidyl-Choline (LPC-DHA), is critical for normal foetal and infant brain development, and that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

The real danger of separating children from parents is not the psychological stress – it's the biological time bomb. The screaming and crying, the anguish and desolation is gut-wrenching. But the fallout pales in comparison ...

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