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April 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019

Can a Protein in Cord Blood Predict Risk of Death, Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Infants?

Mar. 29, 2019 — Researchers have found that some preterm babies born without haptoglobin, a protein in blood cells, have higher odds of brain bleeding, cerebral palsy and death. Their findings suggest that the ... read more

'Bionic Face' Experiments Could Lead to New Treatment Approach for Facial Paralysis

Jan. 3, 2019 — An implantable neuroprosthetic device may one day provide a new approach to restoring more natural facial movement in patients with one-sided facial paralysis (hemifacial palsy), suggests a new ... read more

Risk of Developing Depression and Anxiety Is Higher in Those With Cerebral Palsy

Jan. 2, 2019 — Adults with cerebral palsy have a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety than their peers without the condition, a new study ... read more

Could Mutations and Inherited Genes Play a Role in Cerebral Palsy?

Aug. 3, 2017 — Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person's body. In the first genetic study of its kind to exclusively focus on those with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, a group of ... read more

With Health Care Cuts Looming, Low-Cost Magnesium a Welcome Option for Treating Depression

June 27, 2017 — The cost of depression is great -- 350 million people worldwide suffer from this disorder and costs for traditional SSRI treatments are high. New clinical research results show magnesium is effective ... read more

The Family Dog Could Help Boost Physical Activity for Kids With Disabilities

May 10, 2017 — The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives. A case study of one 10-year-old boy with ... read more

Magnesium Could Prevent Fractures, Say Researchers

Apr. 12, 2017 — Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new ... read more

Administration of Steroid to Extremely Preterm Infants Not Associated With Adverse Effects on Neurodevelopment

Apr. 4, 2017 — The administration of low-dose hydrocortisone to extremely preterm infants was not associated with any adverse effects on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age, according to a ... read more

Being Overweight in Early Pregnancy Associated With Increased Rate of Cerebral Palsy

Mar. 7, 2017 — Being overweight or obese early in pregnancy was associated with increased rates of cerebral palsy in children, according to a study in Swedish ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new molecular pathway that inhibits the myelination of neurons in the brains of patients with the rare genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been discovered by researchers. The ... read more

Blood Test May Help Differentiate Parkinson's from Similar Diseases

Feb. 8, 2017 — A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to ... read more

Enzyme Hyaluronidase Shows Promise as Treatment for Muscle Stiffness Caused by Brain Injury

Sep. 26, 2016 — A naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase may be an effective alternative treatment for spasticity, or muscle stiffness, a disabling condition in people who have had a stroke or other brain ... read more

Controlling Amounts of Heparan Sulphate, a Carbohydrate Needed for Fetal Development

Sep. 2, 2016 — Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal fetal development and during the course of various diseases. All new molecular knowledge ... read more

Zika Virus Detected in Newborn Until 2 Months After Birth

Aug. 24, 2016 — Researchers outline the case of a baby born with Zika infection in January 2016, who remained infected by the virus even two months and one week after birth. This is the first reported case of ... read more

Fluorescent Protein from Japanese Eel Muscles Used to Detect Bilirubin in Newborns

July 5, 2016 — A fluorescent protein sourced from Japanese eel muscles can be used to accurately detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborns. This detection method is ideal for newborn patients who can only give ... read more

One Small Step for Babies, One Giant Leap for Humankind

July 5, 2016 — Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to ... read more

Colors of Autism Spectrum Described by Researchers

May 18, 2016 — Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers have developed an autism ... read more

EPO in Very Preterm Infants Does Not Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years

May 17, 2016 — A new study randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6 days' gestation to receive either high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) or ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from invasive ... read more

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