Differences Between Male, Female Brain With Prenatal Exposure to Meth?
Researchers from the
Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center, a subdivision of
Oregon Health and Science University, report new findings from studies
on mice with prenatal and/or early exposure to Meth. They have
discovered mice experiencing such exposure show
impairment in object recognition, and spatial learning and memory. And
female mice are more susceptible than male mice to Meth exposure early in
the scientists are setting up a new study to find out if humans are
affected the same way as the mice. They are recruiting children, both
those who were exposed to Meth before birth and others who have never been
exposed to it. They will also try to determine if a specific gene, also
associated with Alzheimer’s disease, helps determine the extent of Meth’s
affects on unborn children.
can access the MARC news release concerning the study