The charity has its own independent Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), whose members are available to the charity for advice on current research.

  • Childhood abuse is associated with methylation of multiple loci in adult DNA (2014)
    Borghol N., Pappas J.J., Pinto Pereira S.M., Pembrey M., Hertzman C., Power C. and Szyf M.
    BMC Medical Genomics, (2014) Vol 7 No 13

pdfChildhood abuse is associated with methylation of multiple loci in adult DNA

  • Biochemical causes of childhood aggression and its continuation in adult life (2013)
    1. Childhood Chronic Physical Aggression Associates with Adult Cytokine Levels in Plasma
      Provencal, N., Suderman, M.J., Vitaro, F., Szyf, M., Tremblay, R.E.
      PLoS One (Public Library of Science) Vol 8 (7)
    2. Differential DNA Methylation Regions in Cytokine and Transcription Factor Genomic Loci Associate with Childhood Physical Aggression
      Provencal, N., Suderman, M.J., Caramaschi, D., Wang, D., Hallett, M., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R.E., Szyf, M
      PLoS One (Public Library of Science) Vol 8 (8)

pdfBiochemical causes of childhood aggression and its continuation in adult life

  • Differential Patterns of Whole-genome DNA Methylation in Institutionalized Children and Children Raised by their Biological Parents (2012)
    Naumova, O.Y.
    Development and Psychopathology, (2012) Vol 24, 143 - 155

pdfDifferential Patterns of Whole-genome DNA Methylation in Institutionalized Children and Children Raised by their Biological Parents

  • Maternal Support in Early Childhood Predicts Larger Hippocampal Volumes at School Age (2012)
    Luby, J.L.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), (2012) Vol 109, no. 8, 2854 – 2859 (Feb 21)

pdfMaternal Support in Early Childhood Predicts Larger Hippocampal Volumes at School Age

  • Associations with Early-life Socio-Economic Position in Adult DNA Methylation (2012)
    Borghol, N., Suderman, M., McArdle, W., Racine, A., Hallett, M., Pembrey, M., Hertzman, C., Power, C., Szyf, M.
    International Journal of Epidemiology, 41, (62 – 74)

pdfAssociations with Early-life Socio-Economic Position in Adult DNA Methylation

  • Mechanisms Linking Early Life Stress to Adult Health Outcomes (2010)
    Shelly E Taylor
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2010) 107: 8507-8512

pdfMechanisms Linking Early Life Stress to Adult Health Outcomes

  • Neurobiology of Motherhood (2010)
    Ertugrul ESEL
    Turkish Journal of Psychiatry (2010) 21 (1): 68-78

pdfNeurobiology of Motherhood

  • Childhood Stress, Serotonin Transporter Gene and Brain Structures in Major Depression (2010)
    Frodl, T. Reinhold, E. Koutsouleris, N. Donohue, G. Bondy, B. Reiser, M. Moller, H-J, Meisenzahl, E.M.
    Neuropsychopharmacology (2010) 35, 1383-1390

pdfChildhood Stress, Serotonin Transporter Gene and Brain Structures in Major Depression

  • Preschool Depression: The Importance of Identification of Depression Early in Development (2010)
    Luby, J.L.
    Current Directions in Psychological Science (2010) 19 (2), 91-95

pdfPreschool Depression: The Importance of Identification of Depression Early in Development

  • Belsky: Summary of Three Recent Papers (2010)
    1. For Better and for Worse:  Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences
      Belsky, J., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M>J> and van IlJzendoors, M.N.
      Current Directions in Psychological Science (2007) 16(6), 300-304
    2. Vulnerability Genes or Plasticity Genes?
      Belsky, J., Jonassaint, C., Pluess, M., Stanton, M., Brummett, B. and Williams, R.
      Molecular Psychiatry (2009) 14, 746-754
    3. Beyond Diathesis Stress: Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences
      Belsky, J and Pluess, M.
      Psychological (2009) 135 (6). 885-908

pdfBelsky: Summary of Three Recent Papers

  • Adult Attachment Predicts Maternal Brain and Oxytocin Response to Infant Cues (2009)
    Strathearn.L, Fonagy, P. Amico, J. Read Montague, P. 2009

pdfAdult Attachment Predicts Maternal Brain and Oxytocin Response to Infant Cues

  • Dynamic DNA Methylation Programs Persistent Adverse Effects of Early-Life Stress (2009)
    Murgatroyd,C. Patchev, A.V. Wu, A. Micale,V. Bockmuhl,Y. Fischer, D. et al. 2009

pdfDynamic DNA Methylation Programs Persistent Adverse Effects of Early-Life Stress

  • Epigenetic Regulation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Human Brain Associates with Childhood Abuse (2009)
    McGowan, P.O., Sasaki, A., D’Alessio, A.C., Dymov, S., Labonte’, B., Szyf, M.  2009

pdfEpigenetic Regulation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Human Brain Associates with Childhood Abuse

  • Effects of Stress Throughout the Lifespan on the Brain, Behaviour and Cognition (2009)
    Lupien, S.J., McEwen, B.S., Gunnar, M.R., Heim, C.  2009

pdfEffects of Stress Throughout the Lifespan on the Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

  • What's in Smile? Maternal Brain Responses to Infant Facial Clues (2008)
    Strathearn, L., Li, J., Fonagy, P., Read Montague, P. 2008

pdfWhat's in Smile? Maternal Brain Responses to Infant Facial Clues

  • Children's Elevated Cortisol Levels at Daycare: A Review and Meta-analysis (2006)
    Vermeer, H.J., van IJzendoorn, M.H.  2006

pdfChildren's Elevated Cortisol Levels at Daycare: A Review and Meta-analysis