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2013-06-14 12:29:03

-Both Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder are neurodevelopmental in origin. -A new rodent study has found that these disorders share common molecular vulnerabilities. -Findings also suggest that a low dose of the thyroid hormone thyroxin (T4) to the pregnant mothers appears to alleviate some of the effects of alcohol exposure on their offspring. The term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) refers to a continuum of disabilities caused by prenatal alcohol...

2011-03-23 20:58:08

Male fetuses most vulnerable to alcohol, possibility of treatment with supplements Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder -- while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems? One answer is a gene variation passed on by the mother to her son, according to new Northwestern...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'