Severe Childhood Abuse May Alter Myelin Sheaths in the Brain

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In 2009, Turecki along with colleagues Michael Meaney and Moshe Szyf published a landmark paper, “Epigenetic Regulation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Human Brain Associates with Childhood Abuse,” in Nature Neuroscience. This study identified how severe child abuse may trigger epigenetic changes in the human brain. The latest findings by Turecki & Mechawa presented at the 2018 CAN-ACN annual conference add valuable insights into specific ways severe childhood abuse may have lasting impact on oligodendrocytes and myelination in the human brain. 

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