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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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The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2017

Newborns deprived of oxygen have their temperatures lowered to protect against brain damage, but it’s hard to decipher the babies’ immediate response to the intervention.

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Brain Freeze

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.

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Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes

By Ruth Williams | May 5, 2016

Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.

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Molecular Models of Birth

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2013

Researchers are piecing together the chain of events that leads to preterm and full-term birth.

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The Genes Underlying Prematurity

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2013

NIH researcher Roberto Romero describes the recent discovery of genetic elemetns that contribute to the risk of preterm birth.

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Why So Soon?

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2013

Researchers are using modern experimental tools to probe the mysterious molecular pathways that lead to premature labor and birth.

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