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"The scientific effort to protect babies from trauma before it happens"
Quartz, June 22, 2019.

"Teaching anti-vax parents to trust science and the MMR vaccine"
CBS News, May 12, 2019.

"EEG patterns diverge in babies of stressed mothers"
Vector, April 8, 2019.

"The Sobering Truth about the Effects of Pediatric Trauma"
Top of Mind with Julie Rose, January 24, 2019.

"Children raised in institutions have impaired memory and executive functioning at age 16"
Vector, January 15, 2019.

"The damage the US government is doing to 12,000 kids"
Quartz, January 7, 2019.

"Revealing autism's hidden strengths"
Spectrum News, December 19, 2018.

"Can these researchers catch cancer much earlier than ever before?"
The Boston Globe, December 10, 2018.

"How Traumatized Children See the World, According to Their Drawings", November 14, 2018.

"8 HMS Faculty Elected to National Academy of Medicine"
Harvard Medical School News, October 16, 2018.

"When neglected children become adolescents", September 27, 2018. 

"Silent Gestures", September 25, 2018. 

"No, Family Separations are Not All the Same"
The Chronicle of Social Change, September 6, 2018. 

“Can You Remember Being a Baby?”
Gizmodo, August 8, 2018.

“Science Of Family Separation And Trauma Suggests Long-Term Damage”, July 11, 2018.

“Brazil’s audacious plan to fight poverty using neuroscience and parents’ love”
Quartz, June 29, 2018.

“How separating children from parents causes irreparable harm”
Spectrum News, June 23, 2018.

“What Detention And Separation Mean For Kids' Mental Health”
NPR, June 23, 2018.

“Could America Make a Return to Orphanages for Immigrant Children?”
Matter of Fact, June 23, 2018.

“Children seized at US border will face lasting health effects”
New Scientist, June 20, 2018.

"Migrant Separation- Charles Nelson”
CTV News, June 19, 2018.

“The health impact of separating migrant children from parents”
BBC News, June 19, 2018.

“What separation from parents does to children: ‘The effect is catastrophic’”
The Washington Post, June 18, 2018.

“Children at the Border”
Circle of Willis, June 11, 2018.

“How to Turn Children Into Criminals”
The New York Times, May 30, 2018.

“New autism research could predict whether children as young as 3 months old are at risk”
Dayton Daily News, May 17, 2018.

“New research has potential to predict children at risk for autism”
Fox News Boston, May 17, 2018.

“Study: Autism Can Now be Detected in 3-Month-Old Babies”
NBC News, May 16, 2018.

“Diagnosing autism in infants? EEG algorithms make accurate predictions”
Vector, May 1, 2018.

“Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies”
New York Times, April 23, 2018.

“O Caso Dos Orfaos Da Romenia”
O Comeco Da Vida, April 23, 2018.

“Matching neglected children with foster families earlier in life promotes resilience, healthy functioning, new Stanford study says”
Stanford News, February 1, 2018.

“How Sesame Street and the IRC are helping children in crisis”
IRC International rescue Committee, December 5, 2017.

“Neural Markers of Fragile X: A Powerful New Tool for Clinical Trials”
Fraxa Research Foundation, August 17, 2017.

"Study of How We Look at Faces May Offer Insight Into Autism", July 12, 2017.

"How poverty affects the brain", July 12, 2017.

"When you talk to your baby, does his heart rate change? The answer could relate to his autism risk"
Vector, July 7, 2017.

"The challenges of assessing cognitive function in children with Rett Syndrome", June 29, 2017.

"Heart rate may foretell autism features in infants", June 28, 2017.

"Adversity gets in the brain" June 28, 2017.

"Does Poverty Change The Way We Think?"
BBC World Service, May 17, 2017.

"What children from Romanian orphanages can tell us about autism"
The Washington Post, May 14, 2017.

"The Effects of Early Exposure to Anesthesia on the Developing Brain"
OPENPediatrics, May 1, 2017.

"The Effects of Early Psychosocial Deprivation on Brain Behavior and Development "
EHE EdTech, April 17, 2017.

"The Deprived Brain"
The Dana Foundation, April 11, 2017.

"Charlie Rose Brain Series: Childhood Adversity"
Charlie Rose, February 10, 2017.

"The Effects of Profound Early Deprivation on Brain and Behavioural Development"
University of Cambridge, October 28, 2016.

"Poverty, violence, and the developing mind"
Mass General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, & Behavior, March 24, 2016.

"The consequences of neglect"
Oxford University Press' Academic Insights for the Thinking World, March 18, 2016.

"O Começo da Vida"
Desenvolvimento Infantil- FMCSV, February 25, 2016.

"How home visits for vulnerable moms boost kids' brainpower"
PBSNewshour, January 19, 2016.

"Charlie Rose Brain Series: The Biology of Parenting"
Charlie Rose, May 26th, 2015.

"Windows of Opportunity: Their Seductive Appeal"
Brookings, October 22, 2015.

"The Brain with David Eagleman"
PBS, October 21, 2015.

"Early childhood brain development sets the stage for learning throughout life, experts say", October 15, 2015.

"Early Childhood Neglect Impairs Mechanisms for Communicating Across Brain Regions"
Cognitive Neuroscience Society, September 30th, 2015.

"Life Lottery"
Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 18, 2015.

"Does autism stress families’ chromosomes?"
Vector, July 9, 2015.

"Short chromosome caps may up autism risk in families"
SFARI, July 6, 2015

"A World Without Orphans"
Missions Dilemma, June 23, 2015.

"Early adversity and the brain: Bangladeshi children may provide lessons"
Vector, June 9, 2015.

"Time in Orphanage Blunts Stress Response Later"
Epoch Times, April 28, 2015.

"Early neglect and deprivation change the body's stress response systems"
Vector, April 22, 2015.

"Study shows early environment has a lasting impact on stress response systems"
University of Washington Press, April 20, 2015.

"Surviving through age 18 in Detroit"
The Detroit News, March 24, 2015.

"New Data on Environmental Factors"
Autism Science Fdn, February 12, 2015.

"Autism-like behaviors, impaired nerve tracts found in institutionalized children"
Vector, February 10, 2015.

"Abandoned Kids See Changes in Brain Structure"
Medpage Today, January 28, 2015.

"Neglect linked to changes in neurocognitive behavioral functioning"
Healio, January 27, 2015.

"Physical Brain Changes in Neglected Kids"
HCP Live, January 27, 2015.

"Child neglect linked with changes to brain's white matter"
Medical News Today, January 27, 2015.

"Institutional neglect changes kids' brain structure"
Fox News, January 27, 2015.

"Being Neglected Harms Brain Development in Kids"
Time, January 27, 2015

"Brain white matter changes seen in children who experience neglect"
Science Daily, January 26, 2015.

"Institutional neglect changes kids' brain structure"
Reuters, January 26, 2015.

"Childhood neglect erodes the brain"
Science, January 26, 2015.

“Uma Bela Sinfonia Pueril”
Ciencia, January 13, 2015.

"The First Year"
National Geographic, January 2015