Navigation Links
Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure
Date:2/4/2008

Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Eye blinking may help doctors identify children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy but who don't have the distinctive facial features usually associated with the exposure, a new study suggests.

"Eyeblink conditioning (EBC) is a Pavlovian paradigm that involves temporal pairing of a conditioned stimulus, such as a tone, with an unconditioned stimulus, such as an air puff," study first author Sandra W. Jacobson, a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.

"Animal studies have shown that binge consumption of alcohol during pregnancy impairs EBC. We wanted to see if we could use the EBC paradigm to identify underlying or subcortical deficits that are specifically affected by prenatal alcohol exposure in children," Jacobson said.

She and her colleagues administered EBC (which paired a tone with an air puff) to 98 South African 5-year-olds and found a link between EBC deficit and fetal alcohol exposure.

"Our results show that there was a dose-response relation between alcohol exposure and FASD [fetal alcohol spectrum disorder] diagnosis and that a fundamental element of learning is affected by prenatal alcohol exposure," Jacobson said. "We next need to extend the study of the EBC paradigm with fetal alcohol-exposed children to see how their exposure impacts on children at different ages."

The findings were published in the February issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

"This study clearly links one brain area to the learning deficits experienced by FAS children, whether or not they have physical manifestations of the condition, and thus can provide a basis for the development of remediation programs," Lynn T. Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academ
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fetal surgeon shows for first time that laser procedure may treat vasa previa
2. Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Prime Offspring for Alcoholism
3. Procedure to detect fetal heart defects is first automated use of 3-D ultrasound
4. Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes
5. Fetal Heart Rate Points to Later Child Development
6. Fetal heart rate yields clues to childrens later development
7. Fetal Surgery Saves Baby After Early Water Break
8. Fetal cell transplant could be a hidden link between childbirth and reduced risk of breast cancer
9. Residual fetal cells in women may provide protection against breast cancer
10. Mothers Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health
11. Parental Drinking Boosts Teen Alcohol Risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Shofner ... Operation Military June . Renowned LASIK and Cataract ... to provide significant funds and public awareness for ... retired military personnel and their families. “This was ... proudly give nearly $5,000 to a variety of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... more chronic medical conditions people have at retirement age, ... study claims. Since nearly four in five ... Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said ... expectancy are slowing in the United States. "Living ... and heart failure is now the norm and not ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... SIMpalm helped its client to ... available on iTunes for download . Experience a new ... allows you to listen and cook along with expert real-time ... get out the ingredients and equipment, press play, and follow ... ingredients ahead of time, just relax and cook along with ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Bariatric Eating, a leading supplier ... it will be introducing three additional flavors to its ... The additional flavors include: , Inspire Summer Melon - ... Inspire Pomegranate Razz Berry -­ Pomegranate, razz and other ... cone , Bariatric Eating's Inspire protein powders ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Lourdes Health System has partnered ... reduced wait times for veterans needing medical care. , ... the state—and the only one in Camden, Burlington and ... Care program (PC3). PC3 gives veterans access to specialty ... provide services due to lack of available specialists, long ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Shofner Vision Center’s “Operation Military June” Provided Funds For Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Supporting Military And Their Families 2Health News:Shofner Vision Center’s “Operation Military June” Provided Funds For Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Supporting Military And Their Families 3Health News:Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study 2Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 2Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 3Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 4Health News:Bariatric Eating Announces Three New Protein Shake Flavors 2Health News:Lourdes Expands Military Partnership with Veterans 2Health News:Lourdes Expands Military Partnership with Veterans 3
... External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee was discharged from the Army ... a road accident in West Bengal. , ... morning and was satisfied with his fast pace of recovery. ... Mukherjee, including CT (computed omography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) ...
... day temperatures in state capital Raipur and the northern ... degrees Celsius. ,Roads wore a deserted look ... preferred to remain indoors while government offices recorded thin ... further rise in heat this week with daytime temperatures ...
... - The Food and Drug Administration has warned that ... children and adults// could also cause side effects like ... clear warnings on the drug, the FDA has indicated ... public. The FDA intends to modify the precautions on ...
... pharmaceutical multi-national, the Abbott, has agreed to lower the ... to one thousand// US dollars, on a request from ... ,Kaletra is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 ... years, in combination with other antiretroviral agents. It is ...
... analysis of a previously published research in the April ... that foods rich in cocoa are beneficial// in reducing ... help. ,Current guidelines advise individuals with hypertension ... according to background information in the article. Compounds known ...
... stressed. Who wouldn’t be with a daughter like Tracey! But ... her way through// a mountain of cigarettes three or four ... formerly Langton and Rachid) is a long-running character on the ... Anne Kirkbride since 1972. Deirdre has become synonymous with a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Abbott to Subsidize Price of HIV Drug 2Health News:Blood Pressure Tackled Better With Cocoa Than Tea 2Health News:Smoking on Television is Harmful to the Health of the Nation's Youth: BMA 2Health News:Smoking on Television is Harmful to the Health of the Nation's Youth: BMA 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014  A prospective study conducted by the ... has validated the performance of VolparaDensity breast imaging ... volumetrically assessed breast density measurements to breast cancer ... Prevention (DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1219), the article, "Automated measurement ... breast cancer risk assessment," was authored by ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... ORLANDO, Fla. , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, ... that it has filed definitive proxy materials with ... its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be ... a.m., East Standard Time. The record date for ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014  ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), ... treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other chronic respiratory conditions, ... against Taiwanese medical device manufacturer APEX Medical ... APEX WiZARD 210 and 220 masks.  The judgment was ... Munich , is appealable, and applies throughout Germany.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4TNI BioTech, Inc., Files Definitive Proxy Materials; Mails Letter Urging Shareholders to Vote the Proxy Card 2TNI BioTech, Inc., Files Definitive Proxy Materials; Mails Letter Urging Shareholders to Vote the Proxy Card 3ResMed Receives Permanent Injunction against APEX in Germany, Continues Enforcement of Patents in Europe 2
... is the largest barrier to routine HIV testing by ... by Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, in ... belief by most physicians surveyed (93 percent) that HIV ... African-American community, findings suggested that only one-third of all ...
... 1, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Sustained Release ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0581172/Sustained-Release-Injectables-Evolving-Formulations-Improving-Dosing-Regimens ... injectable drugs to increase the duration of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stigma Remains a Significant Barrier to Routine HIV Testing by African-American Physicians, Survey Finds 2Stigma Remains a Significant Barrier to Routine HIV Testing by African-American Physicians, Survey Finds 3Stigma Remains a Significant Barrier to Routine HIV Testing by African-American Physicians, Survey Finds 4Sustained Release Injectables: Evolving Formulations, Improving Dosing Regimens 2Sustained Release Injectables: Evolving Formulations, Improving Dosing Regimens 3
Inquire...
... non-contact diagnostic lens, doctors have to make a ... high magnification. Now, with the Digital Wide ... can have both in one lens. This ... in a non-contact lens paired with the higher ...
... portability & capability together in this user-friendly, ... desktop maginifcation., ,With its battery powered option, ... meet any individual, education or business environment ... a briefcase from room to room or ...
... can have accurate patient information and secure dictation ... track of patient schedules, manage daily workflow and ... PC handheld device. PhysAssist IQ is a handheld ... does not require physicians to change the way ...
Medicine Products: