Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics

Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics
Author: Livio Provenzi,Rosario Montirosso
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 0128192631
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics Book Excerpt:

Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics: Principles, Methods, Evidence, and Future Directions, Volume 23, a new volume in the Translational Epigenetics series, offers the first systematic account of theoretical G79 frameworks, methodological approaches, findings, and future directions in the field of human behavioral epigenetics. Featuring contributions from leading scientists and international researchers, this book provides a comprehensive overview of human behavioral epigenetics, with a close examination of evidence gathered to-date from animal models, challenges of human-based research and clinical translation, pathways towards drug discovery, and next steps in research. Areas of focus include prenatal stress exposures, preterm behavioral epigenetics, intergenerational exposures, trauma and neglect, socio-economic conditions, maternal caregiving and attachment, study design, and epigenetics and psychotherapy. Enables more effective study design and methods application in behavioral epigenetics research across human and animal models Examines findings in human behavioral epigenetics to-date Features contributions from leading international researchers in behavioral epigenetics

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Early Adversity and Development Evidence from Human and Animal Research

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Early Adversity and Development  Evidence from Human and Animal Research
Author: Rosario Montirosso,Livio Provenzi,Ed Tronick
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN: 2889634760
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Early Adversity and Development Evidence from Human and Animal Research Book Excerpt:

The Developing Genome

The Developing Genome
Author: David S. Moore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 0190613769
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Developing Genome Book Excerpt:

Why do we grow up to look, act, and feel as we do? Through most of the twentieth century, scientists and laypeople answered this question by referring to two factors alone: our experiences and our genes. But recent discoveries about how genes work have revealed a new way to understand the developmental origins of our characteristics. These discoveries have emerged from the new science of behavioral epigenetics--and just as the whole world has now heard of DNA, "epigenetics" will be a household word in the near future. Behavioral epigenetics is important because it explains how our experiences get under our skin and influence the activity of our genes. Because of breakthroughs in this field, we now know that the genes we're born with don't determine if we'll end up easily stressed, likely to fall ill with cancer, or possessed of a powerful intellect. Instead, what matters is what our genes do. And because research in behavioral epigenetics has shown that our experiences influence how our genes function, this work has changed how scientists think about nature, nurture, and human development. Diets, environmental toxins, parenting styles, and other environmental factors all influence genetic activity through epigenetic mechanisms; this discovery has the potential to alter how doctors treat diseases, and to change how mental health professionals treat conditions from schizophrenia to post-traumatic stress disorder. These advances could also force a reworking of the theory of evolution that dominated twentieth-century biology, and even change how we think about human nature itself. In spite of the importance of this research, behavioral epigenetics is still relatively unknown to non-biologists. The Developing Genome is an introduction to this exciting new discipline; it will allow readers without a background in biology to learn about this work and its revolutionary implications.

Anticipatory Ethics and The Use of CRISPR in Humans

Anticipatory Ethics and The Use of CRISPR in Humans
Author: Michael W. Nestor,Richard L. Wilson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2022-05-20
ISBN: 3030983684
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticipatory Ethics and The Use of CRISPR in Humans Book Excerpt:

The future of gene editing in humans will involve the use of CRISPR. How we think about the combination of the scientific, ethical, and moral aspects of this technology is paramount to the success or failure of CRISPR in humans. Unfortunately, the current scientific discussion around CRISPR in humans has left ethics trailing behind due to the rapid pace of innovation. New modes of ethics and stakeholder participation are needed to keep pace with rapid scientific advances and provide the necessary policy and ethical frameworks necessary to help CRISPR flourish as an important health care tool to treat human disease. This requires intense interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion between scientists and philosophers, policymakers and legal scholars, and the public. Dr. Michael W. Nestor (a neuroscientist who actively uses CRISPR in pre-clinical research) and Professor Richard Wilson (a philosopher who focuses on anticipatory ethics) set out to develop a new ethical approach considering the use of CRISPR in human targeted therapies. The field of anticipatory ethics is uniquely poised to tackle questions in fast-evolving technical areas where the pace of innovation outstrips traditional philosophical approaches. Furthermore, because of its “anticipatory” nature, this type of analysis provides the opportunity to look ahead and into the future concerning potential uses of CRISPR in humans, uses that are not currently possible. Nestor and Wilson collaborate both scientifically and philosophically in this book to forecast potential outcomes as the scientific and medical community goes beyond using CRISPR to correct genes that underlie diseases where a single gene is involved. Instead, Nestor and Wilson envision CRISPR in complex, multigenic disorders with a specific focus on the use of CRISPR to edit genes involved in mental traits like IQ or other cognitive characteristics. They argue that the use of CRISPR to modify genes that are potentially important for mental traits represents a particular category for special consideration from scientists, policymakers, the public, and other stakeholders. Nestor and Wilson explain why using CRISPR to alter mental states is very different from treating a disease like cancer by combining the latest scientific advancements with anticipatory ethics and philosophical phenomenology. Their analysis considers the role that mental states play in personhood and the lived experience-as genes that can change mental/cognitive attributes like IQ have wide-ranging effects on the lived experience in ways that are categorically different from other attributes. This book was written to set a non-exhaustive framework for shared understanding and discussion across disciplines and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. This appeal is made inclusively, inviting all stakeholders to engage in active dialogue about the appropriate context for using CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies in humans. It provides policy analysis and recommendations for assuring the most inclusive, equitable, and ethically sound use of CRISPR in humans, concerning its positive potential to treat mental conditions like depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and the potential to induce other cognitive enhancements.

Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Disease

Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Disease
Author: Yvan Devaux,Emma Louise Robinson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2021-03-06
ISBN: 012822259X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Disease Book Excerpt:

Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Disease, a new volume in the Translational Epigenetics series, offers a comprehensive overview of the epigenetics mechanisms governing cardiovascular disease development, as well as instructions in research methods and guidance in pursing new studies. More than thirty international experts provide an (i) overview of the epigenetics mechanisms and their contribution to cardiovascular disease development, (i) high-throughput methods for RNA profiling including single-cell RNA-seq, (iii) the role of nucleic acid methylation in cardiovascular disease development, (iv) epigenetic actors as biomarkers and drug targets, (v) and the potential of epigenetics to advance personalized medicine. Here, readers will discover strategies to combat research challenges, improve quality of their epigenetic research and reproducibility of their findings. Additionally, discussion of assay and drug development for personalized healthcare pave the way for a new era of understanding in cardiovascular disease. Offers a thorough overview of role of epigenetics mechanisms in cardiovascular disease Includes guidance to improve research plans, experimental protocols design, quality and reproducibility of results in new epigenetics research Explores biomarkers and drug targets of therapeutic potential to advance personalized healthcare Features chapter contributions from a wide range of international researchers in the field

Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports

Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports
Author: Stuart Raleigh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 0128209372
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports Book Excerpt:

Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports: Concepts, Methods, and Current Research explains fundamental epigenetic processes and how these are altered by exercise and sports. After a brief review of fundamental epigenetic biology, this all-new volume in the Translational Epigenetics series offers step-by-step instruction in how epigenetic factors are investigated for their influence over exercise related traits of human physiology, disease, and injury. The current state of knowledge in the field and recent findings are discussed in-depth, illuminating how exercise and sports performance may epigenetically modify our physiology, disease and injury risks, and how this knowledge can be applied in personalized exercise approaches, diagnostics, and treatment. This book also explores the shortcomings of explaining exercise related phenomena using only genomics and traditional biochemical techniques, setting the scene for a paradigm shift in exercise biology. In addition, over a dozen international specialists contribute chapters on exercise and sports epigenetics, and their influence over metabolism, obesity, aging, immunity, and neurological disease, as well as the epigenetic impacts of concussions and sports doping. A concluding chapter discusses ongoing themes in the field and outlooks for future research. Thoroughly examines fundamental concepts in exercise and sports epigenetics, methods for new research, and known impacts for human physiology, disease, and clinical outcomes Discusses exercise and sports epigenetics in relation to metabolism, obesity, aging, immunity, and neurological disease, concussion, and sports doping, among other topics Includes preliminary information on exercise epigenetics and covid-19 infection Features chapter contributions from international experts in the field

Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics

Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics
Author: Shuai Li,John Hopper
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 0128209526
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics Book Excerpt:

Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics, Volume 29, the latest release in the Translational Epigenetics series, gathers expert opinions on epigenetic twin and family study research methods, recent findings across various disease areas, and future directions. The book provides in-depth coverage of epigenetics fundamentals, twin and family epigenetic study design, and the broader role of epigenetics in answering questions on the developmental origins of health and disease. Throughout the volume, twin and family studies are employed to examine causes of epigenetic variation, the relationship between epigenetic modifications and mental illness, cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and more. Emerging research methods applied in twin and family studies discussed include imaging epigenetics, exposure-specific DNA methylation changes, and unravelling time trends in epigenetic effects. Offers a practical, interdisciplinary approach across epigenetics, epidemiology and various disease specialties Applies epigenetic twin and family studies to determine the relationship between epigenetics and mental illness, cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, among other diseases and disorders Features chapter contributions from a wide range of international researchers in the field

Genome Stability

Genome Stability
Author: Igor Kovalchuk,Olga Kovalchuk
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2021-07-17
ISBN: 0323856802
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genome Stability Book Excerpt:

Genome Stability: From Virus to Human Application, Second Edition, a volume in the Translational Epigenetics series, explores how various species maintain genome stability and genome diversification in response to environmental factors. Here, across thirty-eight chapters, leading researchers provide a deep analysis of genome stability in DNA/RNA viruses, prokaryotes, single cell eukaryotes, lower multicellular eukaryotes, and mammals, examining how epigenetic factors contribute to genome stability and how these species pass memories of encounters to progeny. Topics also include major DNA repair mechanisms, the role of chromatin in genome stability, human diseases associated with genome instability, and genome stability in response to aging. This second edition has been fully revised to address evolving research trends, including CRISPRs/Cas9 genome editing; conventional versus transgenic genome instability; breeding and genetic diseases associated with abnormal DNA repair; RNA and extrachromosomal DNA; cloning, stem cells, and embryo development; programmed genome instability; and conserved and divergent features of repair. This volume is an essential resource for geneticists, epigeneticists, and molecular biologists who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of this rapidly expanding field, and can also be of great use to advanced students who are looking to gain additional expertise in genome stability. A deep analysis of genome stability research from various kingdoms, including epigenetics and transgenerational effects Provides comprehensive coverage of mechanisms utilized by different organisms to maintain genomic stability Contains applications of genome instability research and outcomes for human disease Features all-new chapters on evolving areas of genome stability research, including CRISPRs/Cas9 genome editing, RNA and extrachromosomal DNA, programmed genome instability, and conserved and divergent features of repair

Gene and Environment Interactions in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Gene and Environment Interactions in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Lorenzo More,Carmem Gottfried,Patricia Pelufo Silveira
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-25
ISBN: 2889749827
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transformative Nursing in the NICU Second Edition

Transformative Nursing in the NICU  Second Edition
Author: Mary E. Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 0826154328
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformative Nursing in the NICU Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Reflects a dramatic evolution in the concept of trauma-informed care in the NICU Substantially revised and updated, the new edition of this acclaimed resource for neonatal nurse practitioners and NICU clinicians remains the only book to provide the most current, evidence-based caring strategies for managing current and later-life trauma associated with the NICU experience. This second edition builds on the foundation established in the first: trauma-informed care begins with the clinician. Aimed at transforming NICU practice, the second edition delivers five completely new chapters that reflect state-of-the-art developments in neonatal care and the changing role of the NICU clinician. Transformative Nursing in the NICU, Second Edition provides an in-depth examination of the biological effects of neonatal trauma, changes to the neuro-endocrine-immune network, and epigenetics, as well as the foundations of caring science in the NICU. Brimming with practical strategies and evidence-based core measures, the book describes protocols proven to mitigate or reduce the profound neonatal morbidities and subsequent challenges afflicting newborns in the NICU. It includes examples of favorable outcomes from practitioners worldwide and presents engaging online learning activities that facilitate the translation of content into clinical practice. New to This Edition: Presents FIVE completely new chapters: Neurologic Consequences of NICU Trauma The Value-Proposition of Trauma-informed Care in the NICU The Science of Trauma-informed Care in the NICU The Soul of Trauma-informed Care in the NICU Attributes of the Trauma-Informed Clinician Covers the needs and attributes of competent neonatal clinicians including those required for role development, teamwork, and NICU success Delivers expanded coverage of the Global Health Care Quality Chasm and the Institute of Health Care Improvement’s Quadruple Aim Key Features: Reframes the concept of developmentally supportive care to trauma-informed, age-appropriate care Addresses the foundations of caring science in the NICU Underscores the importance of holistic NICU care that encompasses the neonate, the family, and the clinician Advances the concept of trauma-informed NICU care from theory to practice and demonstrates how this results in improved outcomes Presents current evidence-based best practices in trauma-informed care in the NICU to improve effective practice for interdisciplinary neonatal clinicians

Promoting Mental Health at Work New Insights and Practical Implications

Promoting Mental Health at Work  New Insights and Practical Implications
Author: Elisabeth Schramm,Claas Lahmann,Christine Allwang,Kai G. Kahl,Undine E. Lang
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN: 2889713067
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Personality Development

Handbook of Personality Development
Author: Dan P. McAdams,Rebecca L. Shiner,Jennifer L. Tackett
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN: 146253693X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Personality Development Book Excerpt:

Bringing together prominent scholars, this authoritative volume considers the development of personality at multiple levels--from the neuroscience of dispositional traits to the cultural shaping of life stories. Illustrated with case studies and concrete examples, the Handbook integrates areas of research that have often remained disparate. It offers a lifespan perspective on the many factors that influence each individual's psychological makeup and examines the interface of personality development with health, psychopathology, relationships, and the family. Contributors provide broad-based, up-to-date reviews of theories, empirical findings, methodological innovations, and emerging trends. See also the authored volume The Art and Science of Personality Development, by Dan P. McAdams.

Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions From Plants to Humans

Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions  From Plants to Humans
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-08-22
ISBN: 0128003332
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions From Plants to Humans Book Excerpt:

Epigenetic Shaping of Sociosexual Interactions: From Plants to Humans is the first attempt to interpret the higher social functions of organisms. This volume covers an extraordinarily wide range of biological research and provides a novel framework for understanding human-specific brain functions. Covers an extraordinarily wide range of biological research Provides a novel framework for understanding human-specific brain functions.

Advancing Developmental Science

Advancing Developmental Science
Author: Anthony S Dick
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1351704567
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Developmental Science Book Excerpt:

Developmental science is an interdisciplinary scientific field dedicated to describing, understanding, and explaining change in behavior across the lifespan and the psychological, environmental, and biological processes that co-determine this change during the organism's development. Developmental science is thus a broad discipline that lies at the intersection of psychology, biology, sociology, anthropology and other allied disciplines. Advancing Developmental Science: Philosophy, Theory, and Method reflects this broad view of developmental science, and reviews the philosophical, theoretical, and methodological issues facing the field. It does so within the Process-Relational paradigm, as described by developmentalist Willis Overton over the course of his career. Within that framework, this book explores development in a number of specific cognitive, neurobiological, and social domains, and provides students and researchers with a comprehensive suite of conceptual and methodological tools to describe, explain, and optimize intraindividual change across the lifespan.

The Developing Genome

The Developing Genome
Author: David S. Moore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199922349
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Developing Genome Book Excerpt:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-300) and index

Studying Human Behavior

Studying Human Behavior
Author: Helen E. Longino
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-18
ISBN: 0226921824
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Human Behavior Book Excerpt:

In Studying Human Behavior, Helen E. Longino enters into the complexities of human behavioral research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of “nature versus nurture.” Rather than supporting one side or another or attempting to replace that dichotomy with a different framework for understanding behavior, Longino focuses on how scientists study it, specifically sexual behavior and aggression, and asks what can be known about human behavior through empirical investigation. She dissects five approaches to the study of behavior—quantitative behavioral genetics, molecular behavior genetics, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and anatomy, and social/environmental methods—highlighting the underlying assumptions of these disciplines, as well as the different questions and mechanisms each addresses. She also analyzes efforts to integrate different approaches. Longino concludes that there is no single “correct” approach but that each contributes to our overall understanding of human behavior. In addition, Longino reflects on the reception and transmission of this behavioral research in scientific, social, clinical, and political spheres. A highly significant and innovative study that bears on crucial scientific questions, Studying Human Behavior will be essential reading not only for scientists and philosophers but also for science journalists and anyone interested in the engrossing challenges of understanding human behavior.

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science Socioemotional Processes

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science  Socioemotional Processes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1118953878
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science Socioemotional Processes Book Excerpt:

The essential reference for human development theory, updatedand reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and DevelopmentalScience, a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work towhich all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now inits Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been consideredthe definitive guide to the field of developmental science. Volume 3: Social, Emotional, and Personality Developmentpresentsup-to-date knowledge and theoretical understanding of theseveral facets of social, emotional and personality processes. Thevolume emphasizes that any specific processes, function, orbehavior discussed in the volume co-occurs alongside and isinextricably affected by the dozens of other processes, functions,or behaviors that are the focus of other researchers' work. As aresult, the volume underscores the importance of a focus on thewhole developing child and his or her sociocultural and historicalenvironment. Understand the multiple processes that are interrelated inpersonality development Discover the individual, cultural, social, and economicprocesses that contribute to the social, emotional, and personalitydevelopment of individuals Learn about the several individual and contextual contributionsto the development of such facets of the individual as morality,spirituality, or aggressive/violent behavior Study the processes that contribute to the development ofgender, sexuality, motivation, and social engagement The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the fourvolumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science isin the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shiftthat involves increasingly greater understanding of how todescribe, explain, and optimize the course of human life fordiverse individuals living within diverse contexts. ThisHandbook is the definitive reference for educators,policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in humandevelopment, psychology, sociology, anthropology, andneuroscience.

Brain Behavior and Epigenetics

Brain  Behavior and Epigenetics
Author: Arturas Petronis,Jonathan Mill
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-05-19
ISBN: 3642174264
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Behavior and Epigenetics Book Excerpt:

Biomedical research in the first decade of the 21st century has been marked by a rapidly growing interest in epigenetics. The reasons for this are numerous, but primarily it stems from the mounting realization that research programs focused solely on DNA sequence variation, despite their breadth and depth, are unlikely to address all fundamental aspects of human biology. Some questions are evident even to non-biologists. How does a single zygote develop into a complex multicellular organism composed of dozens of different tissues and hundreds of cell types, all genetically identical but performing very different functions? Why do monozygotic twins, despite their stunning external similarities, often exhibit significant differences in personality and predisposition to disease? If environmental factors are solely the cause of such variation, why are similar differences also observed between genetically identical animals housed in a uniform environment? Over the last couple of decades, epigenetics has undergone a significant metamorphosis from an abstract developmental theory to a very dynamic and rapidly developing branch of molecular biology. This volume represents a compilation of our current understanding about the key aspects of epigenetic processes in the brain and their role in behavior. The chapters in this book bring together some of the leading researchers in the field of behavioral epigenetics. They explore many of the epigenetic processes which operate or may be operating to mediate neurobiological functions in the brain and describe how perturbations to these systems may play a key role in mediating behavior and the origin of brain diseases.

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science Theory and Method

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science  Theory and Method
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1118952960
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science Theory and Method Book Excerpt:

The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science. Volume 1, Theory and Method, presents a rich mix of classic and contemporary theoretical perspectives, but the dominant views throughout are marked by an emphasis on the dynamic interplay of all facets of the developmental system across the life span, incorporating the range of biological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and ecological levels of analysis. Examples of the theoretical approaches discussed in the volume include those pertinent to human evolution, self regulation, the development of dynamic skills, and positive youth development. The research, methodological, and applied implications of the theoretical models discussed in the volume are presented. Understand the contributions of biology, person, and context to development within the embodied ecological system Discover the relations among individual, the social world, culture, and history that constitute human development Examine the methods of dynamic, developmental research Learn person-oriented methodological approaches to assessing developmental change The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.

Epigenetics Book

Epigenetics Book
Author: Roy Carroll
Publsiher: Youcanprint
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetics Book Book Excerpt:

You Are About To Develop An Insider Understanding Of Epigenetics, Including Their Relationship With The DNA, Environmental Factors, Human Development And Evolution; Their Role In Human Mental And Physical Health, Including Their Use In The Treating Of Different Conditions And Diseases Along With The Most Current Epigenetic Practices And Research! What started as a broad research focused on combining genetics and developmental biology during the mid-twentieth century has evolved into the field we currently refer to as epigenetics- the mechanism of gene control that can either promote or repress gene expression without altering the genetic coding of the organism. Today, we know that the environment factors and individual lifestyles can have a direct interaction with epigenetic change, which can be reflected at various stages throughout the life of an individual and even in the later generations. You've heard that a mother's exposure to pollution can affect her child's asthma susceptibility, haven't you? No? How about the argument that a child's mental fitness can be (epigenetically) influenced by his/her dad's diet? Epigenetic change, which has nothing to do with the changes to the underlying DNA sequence, does affect how cells read genes and this biological change is influenced by several factors which include environment, lifestyle and health state through a mechanisms including a popular one known as DNA methylation. But what is the relationship between the epigenetic change and physical and physiological conditions as regards to their onset and improvement? How are epigenetic modifications being used to understand our environment, society and increasing human adaptation? How exactly do epigenetic therapies work? How does DNA affect epigenetic changes? How can we exploit epigenetic mechanisms to understand life better and improve it? If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you. More precisely, you will learn: What epigenetics are and their role in developmental psychology The influence of epigenetics at the molecular level and the impact of DNA damage in epigenetic change How epigenetics are studied The functions and consequences of epigenetics, and their specific benefits in mindfulness training, healthy eating and physical activity How genes control the growth and division of cells The role of epigenetic therapy in diabetic retinopathy, emotional disorders, cardiac dysfunction, cancer and schizophrenia and many more How epigenetic modifications are used in cancer treatment, and plant and animal evolution How epigenetic mechanisms are used in processes including human adaptation, memory formation, growth and infant neuro-behavior. How epigenetic mechanisms are used in maternal care How environmental chemical exposures affect epigenetics The role of epigenetics in neurodegenerative diseases, drug formation, human development, the development of Hox genes and many more The role of environmental exposures in pathophysiology of IPF Modulation of epigenetic marks by environmental exposures How epigenetic regulation affects the immune system …And so much more! So if you've been exposed to the concept of epigenetics as a novel way of understanding disorders, inheritance and evolution and wondered what it's really all about and how it's related with environmental exposure and different therapy practices, this book is all you need! Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!