Navigation Links
Moderate prenatal exposure to alcohol and stress in monkeys can cause touch sensitivity
Date:2/6/2008

A new study on monkeys has found that moderate exposure to alcohol and stress during pregnancy can lead to sensitivity to touch in the monkeys babies. In human children, sensitivity to touch is one of a number of characteristics of the approximately 5 percent of children who over-respond to sensory information. Since these characteristics can lead to behavioral or emotional problems, early identification and treatment are important. Children who are sensitive to touch have unpleasant and sometimes painful reactions to otherwise pleasant or neutral forms of touching.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, appears in the January/February 2008 issue of the journal Child Development.

Our results with monkeys have important implications for preventing childhood disorders, according to Mary L Schneider, professor of occupational therapy and psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the studys lead author.

Researchers studied 38 5- to 7-year-old rhesus monkeys born to mothers who either drank a moderate dose of alcohol every day during their pregnancies, were exposed to a mild 10-minute stressor during their pregnancies, drank a moderate amount of alcohol and were exposed to the stressor during their pregnancies, or were undisturbed while they were pregnant. A moderate dose of alcohol for the monkeys was defined as the equivalent of two drinks a day for a human.

Without knowing which situation the mother monkeys had experienced, the researchers rated the monkeys offspring according to how they responded to repeated touch with a feather, a cotton ball, and a stiff brush. They found that monkeys whose mothers had not been stressed or consumed alcohol got used to touch over time, while monkeys whose mothers had been stressed grew more disturbed by touch over time. Monkeys who had been exposed to alcohol prenatally were disturbed by touch more than monkeys who had not been exposed to a
'/>"/>

Contact: Andrea Browning
abrowning@srcd.org
202-289-7905
Society for Research in Child Development
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Trainor Lab characterizes gene essential for prenatal development of nervous system
2. MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns
3. Time spent in car drives up air pollution exposure
4. Nanoparticle exposures happen, says expert
5. Researchers developing device to predict proper light exposure for human health
6. UCR engineers to develop new tool to measure how environmental exposures affect health
7. Meth exposure in young adults leads to long-term behavioral consequences
8. Cognitive, genetic clues identified in imaging study of alcohol addiction
9. A research of the UGR shows the genetic predisposition to develop alcohol abuse
10. Research reveals secrets of alcohols effect on brain cells
11. Cigarette smoke, alcohol damage hearts worse as combo
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... research has shown squirrels have adapted to New York ... well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in ... Curtin,s Department of Environment & Agriculture, led the study ... their behaviour in urban environments and prevent unnecessary responses ... staying on the footpath. , "As we rapidly ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and ... a University of Colorado Boulder study. , Working on ... stress-reducing benefits for youth, according to a paper published ... study is one of the first of its kind ... green settings and stress. , "Many schools already offer ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- Open a child,s lunch box and you,re likely to ... federal guidelines. Those are the findings of a study conducted ... Policy at Tufts University and in the Department of Public ... The findings are published online ahead of print in ... . , Led by senior author Jeanne Goldberg, Ph.D., ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New York squirrels are nuts about city life 2Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study 2Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study 3Room for improvement in elementary school children's lunches and snacks from home 2
... , June 19, 2013  Paris Air Show – ... Systems) , a leading provider of innovative test solutions ... solutions this week at the Paris Air Show ... complex armament systems with longer lifecycles, industry leaders are ...
... University, sophisticated computational models and advances in graphical processing ... genomic data, virus structure and the formation of the ... "We hope that some of what we are ... unable to replicate," says post-doctoral fellow Jason Perlmutter, first ...
... Washington, D.C. June 18, 2013 Joshua Obar, ... UniversityBozeman, has been honored with a 2013 ICAAC Young ... the regulation of immunological memory responses to infection. ... Wesleyan University in 2001 and went on to complete ...
Cached Biology News:Marvin Test Solutions Demonstrates Next-Generation Armament Test Solutions at Paris Air Show 2Marvin Test Solutions Demonstrates Next-Generation Armament Test Solutions at Paris Air Show 3Computer modeling technique goes viral at Brandeis 2The American Society for Microbiology honors Joshua Obar 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... regenerative medicine transplant therapies are biological, but not ... trials may seem to treat them as if ... as well as unsanctioned studies that constitute “stem ... transplantation as an approach to developing new regenerative ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... D.C., June 22, 2014 Even within a phylum so ... is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at ... Central America, the fly is a most predatory sort of ... cricket, deposits a smear of larvae, and leaves its wicked ... out. , None of this would be possible without ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... , July 22, 2014   BioTE Medical ... using natural, bio-identical hormone pellets, today announced the ... to the company.   Dr. Rouzier is joining the ...     Dr. Rouzier was residency trained ... and is a board certified emergency physician still ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... in attendance at the 2014 NCSL International Workshop ... Booth #423 will feature CONDEC pressure instrumentation, OIML ... weights, and the new, customized sets, Essential Weights™. ... to promote cooperative efforts in solving the common ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Continues to Develop Technologies for Homologous Adult Stem Cell Therapies and Drug Development 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Continues to Develop Technologies for Homologous Adult Stem Cell Therapies and Drug Development 3The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Continues to Develop Technologies for Homologous Adult Stem Cell Therapies and Drug Development 4The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Continues to Develop Technologies for Homologous Adult Stem Cell Therapies and Drug Development 5Fly-inspired sound detector 2Fly-inspired sound detector 3Fly-inspired sound detector 4Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 2Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 3Rice Lake Weighing Systems Showcases Metrology Solutions for the 2014 NCSL International Workshop & Symposium 2
... Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge ... which can be attributed to Soren Schroder, Bunge North America ... aware from press reports of Syngenta,s allegations.  From what we ... and disappointed that Syngenta has taken an action which could ...
... 23, 2011 MedNet Solutions, a global life sciences technology ... to announce that MedNet has once again been recognized by ... held companies in the United States.  MedNet is greatly honored ... straight year, since, as noted by Inc . magazine, ...
... FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC ) announced today ... agreements covering global development and supply of Chr. Hansen ... begin commercialization this year of Chr. Hansen,s Nemix bacillus ... standalone and combination products in the Americas and key ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bunge Responds to Syngenta Suit 2MedNet Solutions Achieves the Inc. 5000 List Five Years in a Row 2FMC Corporation Announces Exclusive Global Development and Supply Agreements for Chr. Hansen Biological Products 2
... 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). ... to KLH derived from within residues 1850 to ... (Note: the amino acid sequence is proprietary) ... Entrez Gene ID: 89796 ...
Na+/H+ exchanger, isoform NHE1....
Anti-Potassium Channel EAG-1 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide from the C-terminus of rat Kv10.1 (Accession Q63472). The immunogen sequence is identical in mouse and 14/16 residues identical in human...
Mouse monoclonal [DAPK-55] to DAP Kinase 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 1612 SwissProtID: P53355...
Biology Products: