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Scientists unravel the long-lasting biological effects of early-life adversity, social isolation

Tuesday, September 25, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Taylor Stockdell
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Scientists begin to unravel the long-lasting biological effects of early-life adversity, social isolation

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital reported last week that mice raised in isolation not only behave differently, they have thinner insulation around brain cells in a key region of the brain. These changes cause signals to travel more sluggishly through the brain and appear to be irreversible.

http://www.boston.com/news/science/2012/09/21/scientists-begin-unravel-the-long-lasting-biological-effects-early-life-adversity-social-isolation/j28yh2lHWj3P8vYY1CpGPO/story.html


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