Sequencing Genomes in the ICU Improves Outcomes
Bob Grant | Oct 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.
The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling
Kerry Grens | Jun 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.
Brain Freeze
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.
Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes
Ruth Williams | May 5, 2016
Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.
Why So Soon?
Bob Grant | May 1, 2013
Researchers are using modern experimental tools to probe the mysterious molecular pathways that lead to premature labor and birth.
Molecular Models of Birth
Bob Grant | Apr 30, 2013
Researchers are piecing together the chain of events that leads to preterm and full-term birth.
The Genes Underlying Prematurity
Bob Grant | Apr 30, 2013
NIH researcher Roberto Romero describes the recent discovery of genetic elemetns that contribute to the risk of preterm birth.