Brain development in children

The majority of human brain’s structure is shaped in the first 3 years of life. In details, when a child is born, his/her brain size and architecture is only 25% of the adult size. At age 1 is about 70%, and at age 3 is around 85%. The first 1000 days are, thus, quite importantContinue reading “Brain development in children”

Stress and white hair

It is been said that stress turns hair white. Zang and collaborators published on Nature the research, which gives us the confirmation of this popular saying. Long story short: stress triggers the fight-or-flight response, which has an impact on the cells producing hair pigments. Going into details of the experiment, researchers stressed mice by injectingContinue reading “Stress and white hair”

Mom’s brain

Pregnant women often have a feeling of forgetfulness, it is the so-called “mom’s brain”, or “baby’s brain”. Is it just an expression or is there any scientific truth behind it? The brain of pregnant women has always been an interested topic for scientists. In 2017 Hoeckzema and collaborators published on Nature the definitive paper aboutContinue reading “Mom’s brain”