Navigation Links
BMC receives National Institutes of Health grant to study intrauterine cocaine and substance reslience
Date:10/19/2010

(Boston) Deborah A. Frank, MD, the Director of the Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and a Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a 5-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term impacts of intrauterine cocaine exposure (IUCE) and intrauterine substance exposure (IUSE).

The project, entitled Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow-Up, will examine resilience among young adults who had IUSE. Resilience evolves from person-environment interactions, which may buffer the impact of biologic and social risks.

The multidisciplinary, longitudinal study will look at 140-150 urban participants between the ages of 18- 24 who, along with their caregivers, have been monitored since birth for their exposure to violence and material hardship. The incarceration rates of participants' parents, exposure to discrimination, as well as the participants' ability to have a positive ethnic identity and quality young adult intimate relationships, have also been recorded.

Focusing on both environmental and biological factors, Frank and her colleagues will analyze the resilience of the participants and their ability to beat the odds despite negative circumstances.

"Many Americans have experienced intrauterine exposures to psychoactive substances, which may put them at an increased risk for difficult life circumstances," said Frank, principal investigator on this grant. "We are working to identify the factors that can foster resilience, which could yield important public health interventions."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Eriksen
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
2. L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $5.9 Million Drivers License Contract Expansion from the State of Mississippi
3. Kount Receives Patent for Device Fingerprinting
4. American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract
5. Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
6. Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system
7. Vidaza receives positve opinion from European CHMP
8. Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award
9. Montana State partnership receives $66.9M for carbon sequestration
10. Oklahoma EPSCoR receives $20 million for biofuels research
11. UC Riverside rice geneticist receives high honor from US Department of Agriculture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... Tampa, Fla. (July 9, 2014) Emerging fungal ... any other parasitic group, causing population declines of ... from the University of South Florida published in ... amphibians can acquire behavioral or immunological resistance to ... population declines. , "Acquired resistance is important ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research ... cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common ... changes may expand the number of possible therapeutic ... greater number of patients with treatable mutations because ... already exist. , TCGA is jointly funded and ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... new study shows that some shark species may be able ... may come with rising temperatures. , The Arctic today is ... it wasn,t always like that. Roughly 53 to 38 million ... the Arctic was more similar to a huge temperate forest ... including ancestors of tapirs, hippo-like creatures, crocodiles and giant tortoises. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):USF study: Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus 2Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer 2Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer 3Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change 2Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change 3
... replace lost teeth with titanium dental implants could be improved. ... at micro level but also at nano level, researchers at ... method that could shorten the healing time for patients. , ... conductivity of the implant allows us to affect the body,s ...
... new type of cell in the immune system. ... belongs to a family of T-cells that play a critical ... could ultimately lead to the development of novel drugs that ... It is also potentially significant for many other ...
... 2011 Numera, a leading provider of innovative ... entered into a strategic partnership with HealthTrio LLC. ... integrate objective, biometric information from dozens of consumer-preferred ... Health Record (PHR). This new functionality will be ...
Cached Biology News:Healing times for dental implants could be cut 2New cell type offers immunology hope 2Numera and HealthTrio LLC Form Partnership to Provide Objective Health Information for Millions of Consumers 2Numera and HealthTrio LLC Form Partnership to Provide Objective Health Information for Millions of Consumers 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... DIEGO and BETHESDA, Md. ... are joining together with two institutes from the National ... reliable tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments to ... the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... and its motives and methods in product development and ... of the industry. This mistrust, fueled by concerns about ... further fed by reports of spectacular fines to the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Global Record Systems, LLC, (GRS), a ... for patients, physicians, the biopharmaceutical industry, regulators, payers, ... signing of a three-year Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) ... This initiative is designed to generate disruptive ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Bob Hainsey, ... more than 20 years in the industry, has joined ... . Hainsey will serve as the society’s Science and ... Hainsey join SPIE as our Technology Strategist, further strengthening ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
... N.Y., Aug. 1, 2011 Nycomed US Inc. ("Nycomed US") ... and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board for ... the closing of the acquisition of Nycomed A/S by Takeda ... Bailey to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, ...
... a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class of ... an entirely new class of naturally occurring human ... of these naturally supercharged human proteins enable biologic ... cells. This new class of proteins is the ...
... in the body, then alarm bells start ringing. ... disease and type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes. ... then they might be able to treat such diseases ... colleagues at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the university in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nycomed US Inc. Names Brian A. Markison as Chief Executive Officer 2Nycomed US Inc. Names Brian A. Markison as Chief Executive Officer 3Permeon reveals discovery of Intraphilins as new approach to intracellular biologic drugs 2Permeon reveals discovery of Intraphilins as new approach to intracellular biologic drugs 3In the pursuit of dangerous clumps 2In the pursuit of dangerous clumps 3