Advances in Pediatric Research – Washington and Alaska Statewide Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinical Networks: Comparison of Three Decades of 4-Digit Code Diagnostic Outcomes and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Histories
Both States demonstrated the feasibility and value of establishing Statewide interdisciplinary FASD diagnostic clinical networks using the FASD 4-Digit-Code. Legislative support, centralized data collection, and use of a single, evidence-based FASD diagnostic system have been key to the long-term, ongoing success of these two diagnostic networks.

Neuropharmacology – Optogenetic stimulation of corticostriatal circuits improves behavioral flexibility in mice with prenatal alcohol exposure
Taken together these results suggest that stimulation of OFC-dS projections can improve early reversal learning in PAE and control mice, and these improvements can persist even into later stages of the task days later.

Neuropediatrics – Reduced Inter-hemispheric coherence and cognition in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – a quantitative EEG study
Our findings could imply hypo-connectivity between the hemispheres with impact on cognition. We suggest that EEG coherence analysis could be a sensitive parameter in the detection of electrophysiological abnormalities in FASD with possible clinical relevance.

Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research – Australian psychologists’ knowledge, confidence, and practices in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic assessment
Recognition of FASD is growing in Australia, however, further work is required to improve clinicians’ understanding of and confidence in completing FASD assessments.

Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research – Machine learning approaches to the identification of children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure: A narrative review
We conclude by considering the scalability of these approaches and how these machine learning models, largely developed from clinical samples or highly exposed birth cohorts, may perform in the general population.

CBMH – Neuropsychological profiles of adolescents sentenced to detention in Western Australia with and without prenatal alcohol exposure
While no statistically significant differences were found between the groups, the results provided a unique insight into the neurocognitive profile of Australian youth in detention. Routine screening assessments were recommended for young people sentenced to detention.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine – Relationships Between Alcohol Policies and Infant Morbidities and Injuries
Findings suggest that limiting alcohol availability for the general population may help reduce adverse infant outcomes related to pregnant people’s alcohol use.

Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research – Sex-specific alterations in cognitive control following moderate prenatal alcohol exposure and transient systemic hypoxia ischemia in the rat
Transient systemic hypoxia ischemia impaired performance on the 5C-CPT in females, leading to a bias toward stimulus responsivity regardless of stimulus type.

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews – Developmental alcohol exposure is exhausting: Sleep and the enduring consequences of alcohol exposure during development
Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading nongenetic cause of human intellectual impairment. The long-term impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on health and well-being are diverse, including neuropathology leading to behavioral, cognitive, and emotional impairments.

Scientific Reports – Prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with changes in placental gene co-expression networks
The reported findings provide insights into the molecular pathways affected by prenatal alcohol exposure and highlight the potential of placental biomarkers for detecting and understanding the effects of alcohol on fetal development.

Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology – Structural Changes in Human Brain Tissue in Prenatal Alcoholization at Different Periods of Intrauterine Development
Alcohol led to changes in the sizes and numbers of neuroblasts, glioblasts, and MCB vessels and, as a consequence, to disproportionality in the development of all brain tissue. Changes progressed with increasing development time.

Research in Developmental Disabilities – “It’s a learning curve throughout your entire life”: Experiences and impact of FASD in adolescence explored in online photovoice research
Participatory online research allowed insight into the impact of FASD as a disability and underlines a consistent need for support in adolescence and the transition into adulthood.