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Even Brief Maternal Deprivation Early in Life Alters Adult Brain Function and Cognition

Babies removed from their mothers for 24 hours when they were 9 days old exhibited significant behavioral and brain structural abnormalities in adulthood, a new study reports. Researchers noted memory impairment and less communication between specific brain regions in those … Continue reading

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Neuroscience: Mum’s bacteria linked to baby’s behaviour

Infection during pregnancy increases the risk of neurodevelopmental isorders, such as autism, in offspring. Mouse studies now reveal a link between gut bacteria and typical brain-circuit connections. Animal studies and epidemiological analysis in humans have shown that if a mother is infected by certain … Continue reading

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