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image: The Child Hatchery, 1896

The Child Hatchery, 1896

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

The incubator exhibitions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries publicized the care of premature babies.


image: Sequencing Genomes in the ICU Improves Outcomes

Sequencing Genomes in the ICU Improves Outcomes

By Bob Grant | October 19, 2017

A handful of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit who were diagnosed with rare diseases using whole-genome sequencing had shorter hospital stays and better health outcomes, researchers find.


Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.


image: An Immunological Timeline for Pregnancy

An Immunological Timeline for Pregnancy

By Catherine Offord | September 1, 2017

A new study uses blood samples from pregnant women to track changes in the immune system leading up to birth, and predicts gestational age from the mothers’ immune signatures.


The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report.


image: Hormone Hangover

Hormone Hangover

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | February 1, 2016

Medication to prevent prematurity in humans harms cognitive flexibility in rats.


image: Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers

Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers

By Kate Yandell | August 11, 2014

The pace at which bacterial groups take root in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants is more tied to developmental age than time since birth.


image: Predicting Preterm Birth

Predicting Preterm Birth

By Tracy Vence | August 9, 2013

Two organizations team up in an effort to predict risk of premature birth using big data and genomics.


image: Seasonality of Premature Birth

Seasonality of Premature Birth

By Kate Yandell | July 9, 2013

Babies conceived in May have an elevated risk of being born early.

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US watchdog suspends plans to discipline researchers who failed to disclose the full risks of an experimental trial conducted with premature infants.

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