Parabens: Why pregnant women should avoid some cosmetics

UTo investigate the effects of parabens on unborn babies, a team led by Irina Lehmann from the Berlin Charité and Tobias Polte from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research examined pregnant women. The women had agreed to participate between 2006 and 2008, when they were asked about their use of cosmetics. In the following eight […]

Epigenetics: are traumas really passed on to grandchildren?

eParents not only pass on their genes to children, but also what happens to them in life: for some years now, this knowledge has been considered revolutionary in biology and medicine. Researchers assume that everything that people or animals experience affects the so-called epigenome – the molecular structures that are around and on the DNA […]