Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Social Justice — Moving Forward 18 – 21 April 2012 The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, British Columbia This conference will provide a forum to share research, experience and practice in order to discuss how we can effectively sustain and enhance the lives of adolescents and adults with FASD, their families, service providers, and communities. Are we […]

NOFAS Weekly Roundup Volume 2, Issue 25

The NOFAS Weekly Roundup features news articles, research, event announcements, new materials and other highlights from around the world of FASD. The Roundup also includes the latest news from NOFAS. FEATURES Register now for the “Improving outcomes for patients impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure” conference! (pdf) Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Departments of Family […]

NOFAS Weekly Roundup

The NOFAS Weekly Roundup features news articles, research, event announcements, new materials and other highlights from around the world of FASD. The Roundup also includes the latest news from NOFAS and a link to the Calendar of Events page on the NOFAS website. Features Counseling inadequate for alcohol use during pregnancy – new study reports A recent study from the […]

Number Processing in Adolescents With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and ADHD: Differences in the Neurobehavioral Phenotype

These data confirm findings from previous studies identifying arithmetic as a particularly sensitive developmental endpoint for prenatal alcohol exposure. Whereas difficulties with arithmetic in ADHD are mediated by domain-general deficits in overall cognitive ability, fetal alcohol-related arithmetic difficulties are mediated primarily by a specific deficit in the core quantity system involving the ability to mentally […]

Candidate Placental Biomarkers for Intrauterine Alcohol Exposure

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a leading cause of nongenetic mental retardation and other neurodevelopmental deficits. Earlier diagnosis of FASD would greatly improve prognosis for individuals and families affected by this disorder. Here, we identify candidate placental biomarkers in an animal model of FASD that recapitulates many aspects of human FASD. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2010.01373.x/abstract

Fetal Alcohol Research Online Journal

Fetal Alcohol Research (FAR) – The official journal of the FACE Research Network – Advancing FASD prevention and care through research On November 1, 2007, the Journal of FAS International – JFAS Int – was amalgamated with the Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, a peer-review, on-line journal @ www.cjcp.ca. The Section in the amalgamated Journal […]

Pregnant Mother’s Diet Impacts Infant’s Sense of Smell, Alters Brain Development

A major new study shows that a pregnant mother’s diet not only sensitizes the fetus to those smells and flavors, but physically changes the brain directly impacting what the infant eats and drinks in the future. “This highlights the importance of eating a healthy diet and refraining from drinking alcohol during pregnancy and nursing,” said […]