Children’s Literacy Associated with Iodine Deficiency in Womb

According to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, iodine intake must be supplemented during pregnancy to ensure adequate levels to prevent a possible neurological defect. ... read more »

Can Light Drinking Affect Fetal Development?

Drinking heavily while pregnant is known to cause fetal alcohol syndrome as well as other birth defects, but what about a few drinks now and then? ... read more »

Extreme Prematurity Linked With Neurodevelopmental Problems

According to a new meta-analysis study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from the Ottawa Hospital in Canada report an increased risk of neurodevelopmental problems in infants, and an extreme risk when associated with gestational age at birth. ... read more »

The Effects of Zinc and Selenium Levels on Neonates

Researchers from the Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research were involved in a recent study published in the journal Neurotoxicology. The study focused on the impact of differing zinc and selenium levels on neonatal neurological development. ... read more »

Maternal Viral Infection May Increase Autism Risk in Fetus

A recent study shows that activating a woman's immune system during pregnancy interferes with the development of neural cells in the brains of her offspring in a way that damages the cells' ability to transmit signals and communicate with other cells. ... read more »

Autism and Glutamate Receptors

Using data on the action of mGlu5 receptors on the cell's surface, pharmaceutical companies developed drugs that would lower the volume of the surface receptors and control autistic behavior. ... read more »

Is Neurodevelopment Affected by Iodine Intake?

In most developed countries, iodine intake is sufficiently managed with table salt intake. Researchers in the United Kingdom recently addressed the possibility that iodine deficiency could contribute to neurodevelopmental problems in offspring. ... read more »

Male DNA Found in Female Brains

When a woman becomes pregnant with a male child some of his DNA is left behind in her brain. Researchers call this microchimerism. ... read more »

Impact of Chorioamnionitis on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Bacterial infections, typically associated with long labor and bacteria that moves from the vagina to the uterus, can cause chorioamnionitis or an inflammation of the fetal membranes. ... read more »

Fatty Molecule Linked to Brain Damage Via Lack of Oxygen

When babies are deprived of oxygen in utero, brain damage can result. Researchers have found a connection between brain damage and a fatty acid molecule, which could spark new treatment protocols to reduce the risk of brain damage. ... read more »

Sodium Valproate Linked to Autism Risk

A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry found a connection between the drug sodium valproate and increased risk of neurological disorders, including autism. ... read more »

Neurology Conditions and Pregnancy

Being pregnant affects many neurologic diseases and their diagnostic approach and treatment can be severely affected because of the pregnancy. Some neurologic conditions are first diagnosed in pregnancy, others are known prior to pregnancy and can stay the same, get worse or get better. ... read more »

Brain Growth Noted After Child Birth

Many women will be happy to find out the brain actually grows after childbirth, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. ... read more »

A Bone Hormone May Influence Brain Development and Cognition

Researchers discovered that the skeleton exerts a powerful influence on brain development and cognitive function in unborn mice. Findings in mice studies could eventually lead to new approaches to the prevention and treatment of certain neurological disorders in humans. ... read more »

Holoprosencephaly

Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a structural anomaly of the brain in which there is failed or incomplete separation of the forebrain early in gestation. ... read more »

Congenital Dandy Walker Syndrome

Patients with Dandy Walker Syndrome are diagnosed with a malformation of the brain involving the cerebellum and the space around the cerebellum that is filled with fluid. ... read more »