Omega-3 and pregnancy: New Cochrane Review reveals reduced risk of pre-term births (NEW!)

Increasing omega‐3 intake during pregnancy, either through supplements or in foods, may reduce the incidence of pre-term births and the likelihood of having a baby with a low birthweight, according...

Good nutrition could protect children from cognitive difficulties caused by early-life stress (NEW!)

Good nutrition in early life may protect against stress-induced changes in brain development in young mice, according to data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in...

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to fetus (NEW!)

Pregnant women who consume caffeine - whether it's from coffee or tea - have smaller babies than those who abstain from the stimulant during pregnancy, new research suggests. Even women who took in...

NIH Blueprint For Neuroscience

Fact sheet on the mission, Human Connectome Project /Grand Challenges, BRAIN initiative, resource and future of NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience.

Learning Corner

Building the Physiology of Thought (NEW!)

Shared the fascinating insights on Theory of Mind: recognizing and predicting what others think, want and feel using cases of children and adults.

Long Term Effects of Early Nutrition on Brain Development and Function (NEW!)

Early development and long-term function of the brain are critically dependent on adequate nutrient supply during pregnancy and early childhood.

Low Birth Weight Tied to Later-Life Diabetes (NEW!)

Two large prospective cohort studies from Shanghai, China showed that the risk of type 2 diabetes was higher among both men and women of low birthweight later in life, with a trend toward increased...

Academic Activities

3rd Pediatric Endocrinology Update: “Healthly Hormonal Lifespan: From Fetus to Adolescent”

Associate Professor Craig Munns
Margaret Zacharin

Material Thyroid Dysfunction: The Effects on Their Babies


Implementation Of Nutritional Strategies Decreases Postnatal Growth Restriction In Preterm Infants (NEW!)

Study reported optimized and individualized nutritional intervention promotes postnatal growth of preterm infants without any effect on % fat mass.

Specific Breast Milk Nutrients May Work Together To Influence Cognitive Abilities Of 6-Month-Old Infants

Reviewed the cohort study abstract that specific breast milk nutrients may work together to influence cognitive development and possible mechanisms.


CDC Developmental Milestones

Developmental milestones of when and how children grasp skills of crawling, walking, smiling, learning, speaking and etc.

Neurodevelopmental MRI Database

Offers average MRIs and associated MRI volumes as references for neurodevelopmental work for 2 weeks of age through 89 years of age.


Infant Formula Feeding More Info

June 5-8, 2019
World of Microbiome Milan, Italy
October 31 - November 2, 2019
Nutrition and Growth Valencia, Spain
March 7-9, 2019

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