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Sight Requires Exact Pattern Of Neural Activity To Be Wired In The Womb

The precise wiring of our visual system depends upon the pattern of spontaneous activity within the brain that occurs well before birth, a new study by Yale researchers shows. “It isn’t just the genes. What happens within the womb is crucial,” said Michael Crair, the William Ziegler III Associate Professor of Vision Research at Yale […]

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Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm The Child’s Motor Control And Coordination

Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children’s coordination and physical control according to a new study from Örebro University, Sweden, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. “Moreover, boys’ abilities may be affected to a greater extent than those of girls,” says Professor Scott Montgomery at Örebro […]

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