Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Jul-2014 Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, […]

Health Research Report 29 JUL 2013

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Clues about autism may come from the gut

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu Arizona State University Bacterial flora inhabiting the human gut have become one of the hottest topics in biological research. Implicated in a range of important activities including digestion, fine-tuning body weight, regulating immune response, and producing neurotransmitters affect that brain and behavior, these tiny […]

BPA linked to obesity risk in puberty-age girls

Contact: Catherine Hylas Saunders csaunders@golinharris.com 202-585-2603 Kaiser Permanente OAKLAND, Calif., June 12 —Girls between 9 and 12 years of age with higher-than-average levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine had double the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of BPA, according to a Kaiser Permanente […]

12-months of treatment with ADHD drugs increases dopamine transporters in some brain regions by 24%

Contact: Souri Somphanith onepress@plos.org 415-624-1217 x199 Public Library of Science Long-term ADHD treatment increases brain dopamine transporter levels, may affect drug efficacy 12-month treatment may impact adult ADHD patients’ response to methylphenidate Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of […]

Dyslexia cause may be different than previously thought

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan jmadhusoodanan@plos.org 415-568-4545 x187 Public Library of Science Dyslexia may result from impairment of a different linguistic system than previously thought, according to research published Sep. 19 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Speech perception engages at least two linguistic systems: the phonetic system, which […]

Environmental toxicants causing ovarian disease across generations

Contact: Michael Skinner skinner@wsu.edu 509-335-1524 Washington State University WSU researchers expand research on environmental epigenetics and ovarian disease PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found that ovarian disease can result from exposures to a wide range of environmental chemicals and be inherited by future generations. WSU reproductive biologist […]