Pregnancy

Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Canada. Folic acid is a B-vitamin and is well known for its role during early neurodevelopment. It promotes the closure of the neural tube in utero. The neural tube in the developing embryo is the first step… Continue reading Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

Development

The Long-term Impacts of Parents’ Income on Children’s Brain Development

This is an invited research digest by Dr. Monica Ellwood-Lowe of Stanford University. A number of studies have shown that the hippocampus, a brain region that is particularly sensitive to stress, is smaller in children who grow up in homes with fewer economic and educational resources. The hippocampus is nestled deep in the brain, critical for… Continue reading The Long-term Impacts of Parents’ Income on Children’s Brain Development