Neuroscience

How mice are hardwired for parenting

For the first time, scientists have deconstructed the brain circuits that orchestrate parenting behavior in mice.

Diabetes

Gluten-free diet reduces risk of type 1 diabetes in mice

New experiments on mice show, that mouse mothers can protect their pups from developing type 1 diabetes by eating a gluten-free diet. According to preliminary studies by reseachers at the University of Copenhagen, the findings ...

Health

BPA can adversely affect parenting behavior in mice

Biparental care of offspring, or care that is administered by both parents, occurs in only a minority of species, including humans. Past studies have shown that maternal care can be negatively affected when females are exposed ...

Health

Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitry

Researchers in France found that rats who ate a junk food diet during pregnancy had heavier pups that strongly preferred the taste of fat straight after weaning. While a balanced diet in childhood seemed to reduce the pups' ...

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