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Immune ‘control switch’ could prevent brain injury in premature babies —...

Researchers have discovered an immune control switch that could protect the brains of premature babies, who often suffer brain injuries when their immune...

Pacifier biosensor could help monitor newborn health — turonzamin

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is...

Presence of fungal DNA in the fetal human gut — turonzamin

A recent human study published in The FASEB Journal discovered the presence of fungal communities in the fetal gut. The study marks the...

Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cells — turonzamin

Nearly 15 million babies are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks of pregnancy, around the world each year. When born too early, a...

Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain? — turonzamin

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those...

Tests for prenatal exposure to alcohol and related health issues —...

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies' DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. "Our findings...

Can a protein in cord blood predict risk of death, cerebral...

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that some preterm babies born without haptoglobin, a protein in blood cells, have...

Apgar scores in neonates predict risk of CP and epilepsy —...

An infant's scores on the so-called Apgar scale can predict the risk of a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The risk...

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