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Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128192627

Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics, Volume 23

1st Edition

Principles, Methods, Evidence, and Future Directions

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Series Editor: Trygve Tollefsbol
Editors: Livio Provenzi Rosario Montirosso
Paperback ISBN: 9780128192627
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 392
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Theoretical background
1. Epigenetic principles
2. A rat story: pioneering work on animal models
3. Human behavioural epigenetics
4. Implications for research and clinical practice

Section 2: Methodological issues
5. How to measure epigenetic signatures?
6. Specific challenges of HBE
7. Study design in HBE

Section 3: Findings and application areas – Adversities
8. Prenatal stress exposures
9. Preterm Behavioral Epigenetics
10. Trauma, abuse, neglect
11. Socio-economic conditions
12. Wide-range disasters
13. Intergenerational exposures and transmissions

Section 4 - Findings and application areas – Protective care
14. An under-investigated still clinically relevant area of HBE research
15. Promotion of neonatal care
16. The role of maternal caregiving and attachment
17. Epigenetics and psychotherapy

Section 5: Open questions and future directions
18. The road made so far
20. What’s next?


Description

Developmental Human Behavioral Epigenetics: Principles, Methods, Evidence, and Future Directions, Volume 23, a new volume in the Translational Epigenetics series, offers the first systematic account of theoretical G79 frameworks, methodological approaches, findings, and future directions in the field of human behavioral epigenetics. Featuring contributions from leading scientists and international researchers, this book provides a comprehensive overview of human behavioral epigenetics, with a close examination of evidence gathered to-date from animal models, challenges of human-based research and clinical translation, pathways towards drug discovery, and next steps in research.

Areas of focus include prenatal stress exposures, preterm behavioral epigenetics, intergenerational exposures, trauma and neglect, socio-economic conditions, maternal caregiving and attachment, study design, and epigenetics and psychotherapy.

Key Features

  • Enables more effective study design and methods application in behavioral epigenetics research across human and animal models
  • Examines findings in human behavioral epigenetics to-date
  • Features contributions from leading international researchers in behavioral epigenetics

Readership

Human geneticists; human genomicists; translational researchers in genomic medicine, epigenetics, neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, and biological psychiatry; life science researchers; developmental biologists; neurologists, psychiatrists; pharmacologists in industry and academia


Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2021
Published:
1st November 2020
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128192627

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About the Series Editor

Trygve Tollefsbol

Trygve Tollefsbol is a Professor of Biology and a Senior Scientist in the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is Director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility which he established in 1999. Dr. Tollefsbol has doctorate degrees in molecular biology and osteopathic medicine and has edited and co-authored numerous books on the topics of epigenetics, cancer and aging and is Series Editor of Translational Epigenetics. Dr. Tollefsbol is a Professor of Biology and a Senior Scientist in the Center for Aging, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is Director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility which he established in 1999 and a Steering Committee Member of the UAB Center for Aging.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biology, Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

About the Editors

Livio Provenzi

Dr. Livio Provenzi received his master’s degree in clinical psychology (2008) and PhD in psychology (2016) at the Università Cattolica in Milan, Italy. Since 2010, he has worked as a researcher and clinical psychologist at the 0-3 Center for the at-Risk Infant of the Scientific Institute IRCCS Eugenio Medea in Bosisio Parini, Italy. He has published scientific papers in the areas of developmental psychology, pediatrics, nursing sciences, neurosciences, and psychobiology. His research interests include developmental psychobiology during the first months of life, including preterm birth, socio-emotional development and stress regulation, mother-infant interaction and regulation, behavioral genetics, and epigenetics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, and Researcher, Scientific Institute, IRCCS Eugenio Medea, Italy

Rosario Montirosso

Dr. Rosario Montirosso is a research scientist, and clinical and developmental psychologist. He received his master’s degree in clinical psychology (1987) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza" in Rome, Italy and received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the Institute for Research on Intrapsychic and Relational Processes, IRPIR, Rome, Italy. Since 1989, he has worked as a researcher and clinical psychologist at the Scientific Institute IRCCS “Eugenio Medea” in Bosisio Parini, Italy. He has published scientific papers in the areas of developmental psychology, pediatrics, nursing sciences, neurosciences, and psychobiology. He is the Director of 0-3 Centre for the at-Risk Infant, a Unit of the Scientific Institute ‘’E. Medea’’, Bosisio Parini. His scientific work at the 0-3 Center has also lead to the establishment of international collaborations with leading researchers in neuroscience and developmental psychobiology, including Pier Francesco Ferrari, Masha Gartstein, Ruth Grunau, Beatriz Linhares, Lynne Murray, Tim Oberlander and Ed Tronick.Dr. Rosario Montirosso is a research scientist, and clinical and developmental psychologist. He received his master’s degree in clinical psychology (1987) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza" in Rome, Italy and received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the Institute for Research on Intrapsychic and Relational Processes, IRPIR, Rome, Italy. Since 1989, he has worked as a researcher and clinical psychologist at the Scientific Institute IRCCS “Eugenio Medea” in Bosisio Parini, Italy. He has published scientific papers in the areas of developmental psychology, pediatrics, nursing sciences, neurosciences, and psychobiology. He is the Director of 0-3 Centre for the at-Risk Infant, a Unit of the Scientific Institute ‘’E. Medea’’, Bosisio Parini. His scientific work at the 0-3 Center has also lead to the establishment of international collaborations with leading researchers in neuroscience and developmental psychobiology, including Pier Francesco Ferrari, Masha Gartstein, Ruth Grunau, Beatriz Linhares, Lynne Murray, Tim Oberlander and Ed Tronick.

Affiliations and Expertise

Developmental and Clinical Psychologist and Researcher, Scientific Institute, IRCCS Eugenio Medea, Italy