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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.

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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.

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Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.

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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.

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

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image: Hormone Hangover

Hormone Hangover

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | February 1, 2016

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

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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.

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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.

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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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