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Human Development

Articles on human development – the process that entails growth from a single celled zygote to an adult human being.

Human Development Articles

Infants Learn To Fill In Perceptual Gaps By 4 Months
As early as 4 months, and certainly by 6 months, babies learn that fleeting images of an object that seems to disappear while traveling along actually represent the same object, psychologist reports.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Cleft Palate Development
Researchers led by a team of UC San Francisco scientists have identified the mechanism by which a disfiguring birth defect, cleft palate, wreaks its havoc.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Infants Begin Learning Language As Early As 10 Months Researchers Find
Infants are listening and learning their first words as young as 10 months, but they are only learning the words for objects that are of interest to them, not for objects of interest to the speaker, according to researchers.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Late talking toddlers: new research debunks the myths
New research findings from the world's largest study predicting children's late language emergence has revealed that parents are not to blame for late talking toddlers.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.00

Fathers influence child language development more than mothers
In families with two working parents, fathers had greater impact than mothers on their children's language development between ages 2 and 3, according to a study

Date: 9 Nov 2006, Rating: 5.00

Chromosomal Chaos In Early Embryonic Development Linked To Cell Division Abnormalities
Abnormalities in the spindles of human embryos before implantation may be the primary reason for many of the chromosome defects observed in early human development

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00

Placental Signs May Augur Autism
Preserved placentas from children later diagnosed with autism were three times more likely to contain trophoblastic inclusions than are placentas from children with normal development.

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

One hit of crystal meth causes birth defects
A single prenatal dose of methamphetamine – commonly known as speed – may be enough to cause long-term neurodevelopmental problems in babies...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.60

Prenatal nicotine exposure reduces breathing response of newborns
Exposure to nicotine the equivalent of smoking two packs of cigarets a day produced complicated, abnormal breathing development during the first 18 days of newborn rats, University of Arizona researchers report...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Antioxidants May Help Prevent Birth Defects Tied to Alcohol
Pregnant women who abuse alcohol may reduce the risk of birth defects in their babies by taking antioxidants during pregnancy...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 8.20