Monday, September 17, 2012

In the News ...

Here are a couple of interesting news items you may have missed. I found these on the Science Daily news service over the weekend.

Second-Hand Smoking Affects Neurodevelopment in Babies
How does it affect the baby? ..."poor physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses". Read it - it's an eyeful.

Disorder of Neuronal Circuits in Autism Is Reversible, New Study Suggests
Scientists have found an impaired set of circuitry affecting many symptoms of autism and have reversed the problem in mice. This gives hope that we may be able to do the same in humans once we are better at pinpointing brain chemical therapy to a given small region. A breakthrough in that technique was also reported last week.

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