babies
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2018
Alterations to a protein involved in breathing may help explain some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, a study finds.
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2016
Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.
Early-Life Microbiome
Early-Life Microbiome
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 25, 2015
Sequencing cells from human fetal blood samples, researchers track the development of the adaptive immune system throughout gestation.   
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Ed Yong | Nov 6, 2013
Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2013
Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.
Visual Consciousness Emerges
Visual Consciousness Emerges
Dan Cossins | Apr 22, 2013
A new study of brain activity patterns suggests that babies as young as 5 months old have the neural mechanisms to register that they’ve seen a face.
 
Music Lessons Benefit Babies
Jef Akst | May 11, 2012
One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.