Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Penn Study Finds Stressed Dads Can Affect Offspring Brain Development
Penn News | Penn Study Finds Stressed Dads Can Affect Offspring Brain Development: Stress felt by dad—whether as a preadolescent or adult—leaves a lasting impression on his sperm that gives sons and daughters a blunted reaction to stress, a response linked to several mental disorders. The findings, published in a new preclinical study in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, point to a never-before-seen epigenetic link to stress-related diseases such as anxiety and depression passed from father to child.
Posted by CR Petersen at 6:33 PM