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Genetics of Common Executive Function (Cognition) from UK Biobank Data (2023 Study)

Executive functioning (EF) is a cognitive cornerstone essential for goal-directed behaviors and complex thinking. Recent research leveraging the massive UK Biobank dataset has shed new light on the genetic underpinnings of EF, revealing its distinct genetic profile from intelligence (IQ) and its intricate link with psychiatric disorders. This study underscores the importance of EF in …

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Genetics & Early Language Development: Vocabulary, Literacy, Cognition, ADHD (2023 Study)

Recent advancements in genetics have illuminated the complex interplay between genetic factors and early vocabulary development in children. A comprehensive meta-genome-wide association study (meta-GWAS) delves into how genetic variations influence the acquisition of vocabulary in infancy and toddlerhood. This research not only enhances our understanding of language development but also sheds light on its genetic …

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Milk Fat Globule & Lactoferrin Infant Formula May Boost Intelligence (IQ)

Parents naturally want to do everything they can to optimize brain development in their children. The first years of life are a critical window when nutrition lays the foundation for lifelong brain health and abilities. A new study shows that an infant formula augmented with certain milk fats and an immune protein offers cognitive advantages …

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