New DNA ‘clock’ could help measure development in young children

Scientists have developed a molecular "clock" that could reshape how paediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, (Full Study) describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences … Continue reading New DNA ‘clock’ could help measure development in young children

People With Higher Empathy Process Music Differently In The Brain

Its a rare occasion in XXYland where parents are not talking about the heightened levels of empathy their XXY children process, the same is also true of XXY adults who rate traits of this nature as being major benefits of what it means to be XXY. This being so one can only surmise if the … Continue reading People With Higher Empathy Process Music Differently In The Brain

Meet The Neuroscientist Shattering The Myth Of The Gendered Brain

Why asking whether your brain is male or female is the wrong question. A PhD in physiological psychology and a focus on brain processes and schizophrenia followed. Today, the Essex-born scientist is a professor emeritus of cognitive neuroimaging at Aston University, Birmingham. Her brother is an artist. When she is not in the lab using … Continue reading Meet The Neuroscientist Shattering The Myth Of The Gendered Brain