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Nature versus nurture: What matters in infant brain development?

New discovery shows a critical role of mother´s presence and grooming in infant brain development

Washington Irving wisely remarked, "A mother's love endures through all". True to this adage, new discovery by scientists at Langone School of Medicine, Emotional Brain Institute and Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research based in New York led by senior investigator Dr. Regina Sullivan shows a critical role of mother's presence and grooming in key stages of infant brain development!

Our brain is comprised of several cell circuits similar to an electrical circuit. Just like an improper wiring could lead to a catastrophic electrical failure, so could improper wiring of neural circuits in the infant brain. Additionally, disruption...

Expat fair founder on MH17

Antoine van Veldhuizen and his family were on flight MH17
Expatica's Antoine van Veldhuizen was sadly on flight MH17 to Malaysia, with his wife and two sons, when it was tragically brought down over Ukraine....

Karneval Universe - Your One Stop Karneval Shop

Karneval Universe - Your One Stop Karneval Shop
For many Münchners, the Fasching season comes just once a year, starting in November and culminating in a huge series of parties in the following...

India 'Modi'fied: Armed with massive mandate, can Narendra Modi do a Deng Xiaoping?

Mr. Modi goes where no Indian prime minister has gone before
The Indian voters have spoken. The message is loud and clear, "boldly go Mr. Modi where no Indian prime minister has gone before"! The voters' verdict...

Cornelius Gurlitt dead at 81

Cornelius Gurlitt, passed away aged 81
Cornelius Gurlitt, the Munich resident who recently became infamous for his massive colection of Nazi art, has died aged 81.  Herr Gurlitt lived a...

Amazon employees strike

Verdi calls Amazon workers out on strike
The major online store, Amazon, is on the receiving end of industrial action at two of its distribution centres, in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld. This is...

Lufthansa strike - 3800 flights cancelled

Lufthansa Strike - 3800 Cancellations
Lufthansa pilots have agreed to a strike over pay and working conditions, which has resulted in the cancellation of 3,800 flights.  Starting from...

Inhibiting memories in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer´s disease see new discoveries
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a brain disorder that involves loss of memory and intellectual abilities, especially in older adults aged 65 and above....

Is Africa fit to play the Biotechnology game?

Africa ready to play the Biotechnology gam
A casual move around villages in Southern Tanzania, can enable one to see the misery of farmers complaining about seeds that can only be grown once...

Best odds for World Cup group stages

World Cup glory beckons Germany
Germany is recognised as one of the great superpowers in international football. The three times World Cup winners also have a hat trick of European...

Real Madrid sink Bayern Munich

Cristiano Ronaldo seals Real Madrid victory
Real Madrid overcame a 10+ year wait to reach their first Champions League final since 2002 with a resounding victory over the current champions...

Nude sunbathing is now compulsory in Munich

Naked ambition knows no bounds
Munich City has officially designated six "Urban Naked Zones" in scenic areas of the city which offer a degree of 'privacy', which is apparently a...

Exciting multicultural job opportunity

Exciting and unusual job opportunity for expats
TME Recruitment is publicising a job opportunity which warrants closer inspection by the expatriate crowd here in Munich.  The nature of this job is a...

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