Tag: maternal stress

November 2017
pregnant woman blowing nose and sick on couch
News

Maternal immune response may render brain vulnerable to injury

by  /  12 November 2017

Mouse brains exposed to inflammation in the womb become more susceptible to a second challenge.

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April 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Romanian orphans reveal clues to origins of autism

by  /  25 April 2017

Understanding autism features in children who were deprived of social contact as infants could offer clues to the condition.

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September 2016
Opinion

Pregnant women’s immune response could lead to brain disorders in her children

by ,  /  1 September 2016

Maternal immune activation — caused by infection or even psychological stress during pregnancy — is a strong risk factor for neurological conditions such as autism.

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October 2015
News

Environmental double hit may induce seizures, autism behaviors

by  /  21 October 2015

The combination of prenatal stress and a preterm labor drug may elicit seizures and autism-like behaviors in rat pups.

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News

Male mice pass stress signatures down to their pups

by  /  19 October 2015

The pups of male mice exposed to stress show a muted response to stressful situations of their own, suggesting that environmental effects can last generations.

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June 2015
News

Young women bear high risk of having children with autism

by  /  25 June 2015

Older women and men are at high risk of having a child with autism — and so are teenage girls and parents whose age differs by at least a decade, according to a multinational study of more than 5 million children.

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August 2014
Opinion

Researchers to journalists: Stop blaming mothers

by  /  19 August 2014

When covering research on prenatal risk factors, are journalists too quick to blame the mother?

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November 2013
News

Guinea pigs enter rat race for autism models

by  /  13 November 2013

Guinea pigs have advantages over other rodent species commonly used to model disorders such as autism, according to preliminary research published Tuesday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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April 2013
Opinion

Abusive inheritance

by  /  16 April 2013

Women who report being abused as children are more likely to have a child with autism, according to a new report from the Nurses’ Health Study, published 20 March in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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January 2013
Opinion

Mother’s influence

by  /  25 January 2013

Maternal health seems to have little impact on autism risk, according to a study published 7 January in PLoS One. The more serious risk is for intellectual disability, which can often occur along with autism.

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