The effects of lead exposure on overall health have been well document, but a new study reveals early exposure to pollution can have a detrimental effect on personality. Researchers report those who were born following the decline of environmental lead…
Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists appear to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with ADHD in preschool-aged children, and have fewer side effects than traditional stimulants used to treat ADHD.
Preterm birth was associated with a profound reduction in connectivity between multiple brain regions and with the reconfiguration of the organization of functional brain networks.
Subtle differences in perception during teenage years predict the development of hallucinations, delusions, and psychosis later in life.
A newly developed questionnaire can detect autism in children between the ages of 18 to 30 months.
Teens who have self-harmed five or more times in their lives have a significantly higher pain threshold than those who have never self-harmed.
Researchers identified a novel, direct link between autism and the SUV39H2 gene.
1 in 20 children hospitalized for COVID-19 in the UK develop neurological complications associated with the viral infection. A new study reveals a wide spectrum of neurological complications in children and suggests they may be more common than in adul…
Emotional knowledge, cooperative social behavior, and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in young children.
Using human stem cells to develop a brain organoid model, researchers were able to show exposure to a common pesticide synergizes with an autism-linked gene mutation. The study provides clear evidence that genetics and environment may combine to disrup…
Early-life exposure to antibiotics could impact brain development in areas associated with emotional and cognitive function, a new study reports. Researchers found penicillin exposure in infant mice altered the microbiome and gene expression in key are…
Early-life exposure to high levels of air pollution was associated with poor inhibitory control during later childhood and poorer academic performance during adolescence.
Infant boys with a gut bacterial composition high in Bacteroidetes were found to have more advanced cognitive and language skills one year later compared to boys with lower levels of the bacteria.
Study points to the evolutionary and developmental similarities between sensory cells in the inner ear and skin.
Neuroimaging allowed researchers to make some key discoveries about the developing brain. The study revealed male children had overall greater brain volume, but the size of specific brain structures did not differ between sexes, nor did cognitive abili…
A new mouse study identifies the Necdin (Ndn) gene as a causal factor of autism with 15q11-q13 chromosomal abnormality.
Researchers report a cleaner living environment may not detrimentally impact a child’s developing immune system, as current theories suggest.
Certain genes that are mutated or missing in those with schizophrenia and autism cause similar dysfunction in neural networks within the thalamus.
Researchers reveal how parent’s communication styles help their young children to develop language skills.
Physical exercise was associated with more efficiently organized, robust, and flexible networks in the preteen brain.