We have collected some intersting researches for you:
- Lullabies can be heard by babies in the womb
- Womb lining give insights about menstrual cycle and early pregnancy
- Inside womb, baby experiences epigenetic influence
- Touch can be anticipated by babies in the womb
- Brain impairments may begin in the womb in premature infants
1.Lullabies can be heard by babies in the womb
As per a new study at the University of Helsinki, an infant can recognize a lullaby heard in the womb for several months after birth, potentially supporting later speech development.
The results from the study show that babies are capable of learning at a very young age and that the effects of the learning remain apparent in the brain for a long time.
2.Womb lining give insights about menstrual cycle and early pregnancy
Scientists from the University of Auckland have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions such as endometriosis, a painful condition that affects as many as two million women in the world.
The technique also helped the researchers to make organoids from endometrial cancer cells.
3.Inside womb, baby experiences epigenetic influence
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have gradually established an analysis of epigenetic marks on DNA to measure how much a baby's development in the womb is determined by the genes inherited from the parents, as compared with the mother's nutrition, mental health and lifestyle.
Epigenetics defines the complex set of reactions that control the development and maintenance of plants and animals done by switching parts of the DNA on and off at strategic times and locations and these Epigenetics, and in particular DNA methylation marks, are thought to link a baby's development in the womb with its risk of obesity and heart disease in later life.
By using Infinium array technology and a million potential inherited genetic polymorphisms, the baby's epigenetic profile were determined.
4.Touch can be anticipated by babies in the womb
According to new research at the Durham University, researchers found that babies learn how to anticipate touch while in the womb.
The Durham-led team of researchers said that the latest findings could help to enhance understanding about babies, especially those born prematurely - their readiness to interact socially and their ability to calm themselves by sucking on their thumb or fingers
5.Brain impairments may begin in the womb in premature infants
In a first-of-its-kind research study by Yale School of Medicine, researchers concluded that even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains.
This new study suggests that certain factors contributing to early birth might also impact the brain's development in the womb that may lead to significant neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and cerebral pals.
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