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New Method Can Sense Babies’ Pain
Aggie Mika | May 5, 2017
By measuring brain activity patterns, scientists can more objectively assess infant distress.
Study: Babies’ Microbiomes Indifferent to Mode of Delivery
Kerry Grens | Jan 24, 2017
Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies.
Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 6, 2016
Young cells make their way to the frontal lobe to create new circuits in the brains of infants, researchers report.
Kids’ Sudden Cardiac Deaths Explained by Heritable Mutations in a Single Gene
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.
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.
Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 18, 2016
Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015
Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.
Sequenced at Birth
Erin Weeks | Sep 5, 2013
An NIH program will study the promises and pitfalls of sequencing newborns’ genomes.
Clamping Cords Too Soon?
Kate Yandell | Jul 16, 2013
A review study indicates that clamping umbilical cords immediately after birth, rather than waiting a few minutes, may increase the risk of iron and hemoglobin deficiency in infants.
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.