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Pedophiles more likely to have physical irregularities

New research suggests pedophiles are more likely to have superficial facial flaws, known as Minor Physical Anomalies (MPAs). They are also more likely to be left-handed, says Fiona Dyshniku of the University of Windsor in ...

Genetics

Study reveals how gene expression affects facial expressions

A person's face is the first thing that others see, and much remains unknown about how it forms—or malforms—during early development. Recently, Chong Pyo Choe, a senior postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of USC stem ...

Neuroscience

Prenatal exposure to alcohol disrupts brain circuitry

(Medical Xpress)—Prenatal exposure to alcohol severely disrupts major features of brain development that potentially lead to increased anxiety and poor motor function, conditions typical in humans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum ...

Genetics

Stray prenatal gene network suspected in schizophrenia

Researchers have reverse-engineered the outlines of a disrupted prenatal gene network in schizophrenia, by tracing spontaneous mutations to where and when they likely cause damage in the brain. Some people with the brain ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study finds exposure to maternal antibodies affects behavior

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that prenatal exposure to specific combinations of antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism leads to changes in the brain that adversely affect behavior ...

Pediatrics

Cuba's prenatal program improves low birth weights, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—Comprehensive prenatal care can decrease the rate of low birth weights, according to a study led by Dr. Yasmin Neggers, a University of Alabama researcher and professor of human nutrition and hospitality ...

Medical research

'Hulk' protein, Grb10, controls muscle growth

Scientists have moved closer toward helping people grow big, strong muscles without needing to hit the weight room. Australian researchers have found that by blocking the function of a protein called Grb10 while mice were ...

Health

BPA exposure effects may last for generations

Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA) during gestation had immediate and long-lasting, trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviors in mice, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the ...

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