Washington [US], February 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the stress fathers have experienced in their childhood is connected to the development of the white matter tracts in the children’s brain.
The study was published in the journal ‘JAMA Network Open’. The FinnBrain research of the University of Turku has demonstrated for the first time that the stress the father has experienced in his early life is connected to the development of the child’s brain. Whether this connection is transmitted through epigenetic inheritance needs further research.
Evidence from multiple new animal studies demonstrates that the changes in gene function caused by the environment can be inherited between generations through gametes. In particular, nutrition and stress have been proven to cause these types of changes. However, these do not alter the nucleic acid sequence of the DNA; the environment appears to alter the function of the genes through so-called epigenetic mechanisms.
New discoveries on the role of epigenetics in the regulation of gene function have led to whole new considerations about the mechanisms of inheritance as researchers used to think that acquired characteristics cannot be inherited. These types of phenomena transmitted from one generation to other have not, however, been studied much in humans.
In the FinnBrain research, the researchers identified 72 families with information about the early stress experiences of both parents and MR image of the child’s brain taken at the age of few weeks available.
The researchers discovered that the father’s exposure to stress was connected to quicker development of white matter tracts in the child’s brain. The white matter tracts are made up of “cables” connecting different parts of the brain, and they have a central role in brain function.
The relationship between the father’s exposure to stress and the development of the child’s white matter tracts remained even when the researchers took into consideration the impact of the mother’s early stress exposure and other possible contributing factors during the pregnancy.
According to Professor Hasse Karlsson, who is the Principal Researcher of FinnBrain, the significance of the discovery on the later development of the child is still unclear.
“The relevance of our study is that this type of connection in humans was discovered in the first place,” Karlsson said.
“To be able to investigate whether these types of connections are actually transmitted through the epigenetic changes in sperm cells, we have started to collect the fathers’ semen samples and study these epigenetic markers together with a research group lead by Professor Noora Kotaja from the University of Turku,” Karlsson concluded. (ANI)
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ew Delhi: The teaser of the upcoming music video ‘Dil Hai Deewana’ by Tseries, featuring Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh was unveiled on Thursday. it’s safe to say that the romantic dance track that was recently shot in Mumbai will have your feet tapping away with its upbeat tunes. The ‘Gunday’ actor took to his Instagram handle and shared the song’s teaser along with the caption “A love story that is filled with fun! #Dil haiDeewana Teaser out now. Song releasing on 17th April 2021.” The fun-filled teaser features a story of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’, featuring Arjun and Rakul in a super cool and suave avatar, as they groove to the peppy song. Rakul also shared the teaser on her Instagram and captioned it as, “Are you ready for a little glimpse of our love story? DilhaiDeewana Teaser out now. Tune in now: http://bit.ly/DilhaiDeewana Teaser Song releasing on 17th April 2021.” ‘Dil Hai Deewana’, composed by Tanishk Bagchi and penned by Shabbir Ahmed, reunites Arjun with his ‘Aurangzeb’ co-star turned singer, Zara Khan, who has lent the female vocals for the song along with Darshan Raval
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MUMBAI: As India has crossed grim milestone of over 2 lakh daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan urged people to follow all health protocols, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing to ensure the safety of their family, elders, friends and loved ones.
The ‹Big Bull› actor took to Instagram and posted a selfie wearing a mask, and requested people to take the most necessary precaution amid the pandemic.
In the picture, Abhishek is seen donning off white shirt and a matching muffler. He accessorised his look with a chunky pair of sunglasses and a blue face mask covering half of his face.
By giving an apt example to people, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, the ‹Dhoom’ star wrote in the caption, “ to Please, please, PLEASE KEEP YOUR MASK ON!!! If not for yourself, think about your family, elders, friends and loved ones. #maskup #maskon.”
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Making her directorial debut with the short-film titled The Sleepwalkers, the actress in a recent interview with a leading publication shared, “I had never thought of making films. There was no such plan. I just had the urge to write because sometimes you want to create content that challenges you. Roles that come your way are not necessarily from the space that you want them to come from. I just wanted to write something that interested me. There are things that I passionately want to do. When I bounced off the story to Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey, they decided to make it. I had 10 days for the prep and shoot. When I finished writing, I realised I didn’t want to act in it, but I wanted to direct it. And, I absolutely loved the process.”
Fans of the actress cannot wait to witness the magic Radhika has created, this time being behind the lens. The trailer of her short-film has been showered with lot of appreciation from the audiences.
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Her diverse filmography boasts of strong woman-centric roles and characters, which is in turn a blessing for many. In a recent interview with a leading publication, Sanya revealed, “I am attracted to these characters. As an audience, I love watching such women on screen.”
She further adds, “As an actor, I think somewhere it is my responsibility to inspire young women who are watching films.”
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