Stress, anxiety, and depression in pregnant women is associated with social and behavioral problems in their offspring. Neuroimaging reveals fetuses whose mothers were anxious had weaker connectivity between brain areas associated with executive and cognitive function.
A new COVID-19 study reveals children with coronavirus, even those who are asymptomatic, can shed the virus for up to three weeks following infection.
Tamapin, an investigational drug derived from Indian red scorpion venom, reverses motor deficits in pre-clinical models of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
When the hormone allopregnanolone (ALLO) abruptly decreases or stops during pregnancy, children are more likely to develop autism. Researchers report a single ALLO injection during pregnancy can avert the brain abnormalities and social behaviors associated with ASD in experimental mouse models of autism.