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May, 2008


Home visits save kids from life of crime, study says

May 13, 2008 ·  By James Edwards, http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=88841

by James Edwards http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=88841 More funding is needed to assist the estimated 1,100 abused and neglected children who are at risk of growing up to be violent criminals, a group called Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois said Tuesday. It recommended an increase in home-visiting programs to assist 28,000 children in the state who are […]

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Child Abuse May 'Mark' Genes In Brains Of Suicide Victims

May 7, 2008 · 

ScienceDaily (May 7, 2008) — A team of McGill University scientists has discovered important differences between the brains of suicide victims and so-called normal brains. Although the genetic sequence was identical in the suicide and non-suicide brains, there were differences in their epigenetic marking – a chemical coating influenced by environmental factors.

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