Antibiotics in Early Life Could Affect Brain Development


NEW JERSEY (July 14, 2021)---Antibiotic exposure early in life could alter human brain development in areas responsible for cognitive and emotional functions, according to a Rutgers researcher. The laboratory study, published in the journal iScience, suggests that penicillin changes the microbiome – the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and on our…

NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Games Can Relieve Late-Life Depression


CONNECTICUT (July 12, 2021)--- UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health scientists led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto who have received a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health…

FDA Provides Update on Ongoing Efforts to Better Understand the Occurrence of PFAS in the Food Supply


CITY OF WASHINGTON (June 30, 2021)-- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its ongoing sampling and testing efforts designed to better understand the occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the food supply. The foods tested in the FDA’s recent analysis were collected from the…