Stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a mother’s vagina. Those changes are passed on to newborns during birth and are associated with differences in their gut microbiome as well as their brain development, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.
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Michael Kahana of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how quickly memories can be formed.
Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for serving on panel that focused on cardiac arrest.
Raquel Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited as being the star witness to discuss psychotic disorders.
Andrea Spaeth of the Perelman School of Medicine offers ways to improve daily functionality for people who are lacking sleep.
Kenneth Margulies of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that Philadelphia’s smoking rates will continue to decline with shifting attitudes, policy changes and penalties.