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06 August 2014 - MNT - Development of brain function altered by prenatal alcohol exposure

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Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

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05 August 2014 - Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behavior problems

In the first study of its kind, Prapti Gautam, PhD, and colleagues from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles found that prenatal alcohol exposure can change how brain signaling develops during childhood and adolescence, long after the damaging effects of alcohol exposure in utero. The atypical development of brain activation observed in children with FASD could explain the persistent problems in cognitive and behavioral function seen in this population as they mature.