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Infant blood markers predict childhood mental health

6 days ago

Stanford researchers have shown that levels of cholesterol and fat in a newborn’s blood can reliably predict that…
Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD, principal investigator of the study.
Newborn Immune System Detects Harmful Skin Bacteria

November 27, 2019

The immune system must learn from early in life to tolerate bacteria that normally populate healthy skin, while…
A pacifier biosensor could someday be used to non-invasively monitor glucose in the saliva of infants. Credit: Adapted from Analytical Chemistry 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b03379
Pacifier biosensor could help monitor newborn health

October 25, 2019

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adopting this technology…
Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

October 16, 2019

The underdeveloped lungs and immune systems of premature babies put them at high risk of potentially deadly pneumonia.…
Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

August 21, 2019

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according…
Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system

July 24, 2019

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off…
NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

July 23, 2019

Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more…
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies

July 15, 2019

Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according…
A Little Formula in First Days of Life May Not Impact Breastfeeding at 6 Months

June 4, 2019

A study has lodged a new kink in the breastfeeding dilemma that adds to the angst of exhausted…
Students respond to pressure – in babies

May 6, 2019

Feeling the soft spot atop a newborn’s head can give a doctor a sense of whether there’s too…
Scientists are moving closer to understanding how genes determine the birth weight

May 2, 2019

You are weighed for the first time almost immediately after birth. The weight of the newborn is a…
Scientists studying Krabbe’s disease take a novel approach to this fatal disease that strikes newborns

April 2, 2019

NIH has awarded $2 million to UB’s Hunter James Kelly Research Institute to pursue a new direction in…
Protective antibodies also found in premature babies

March 21, 2019

Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in…
Small Babies, Big Data

March 14, 2019

The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of rapid biological change as the baby adapts…
Newborn babies have inbuilt ability to pick out words, study finds

February 1, 2019

Newborn babies are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language, a new study…
Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

January 31, 2019

As American Family Children’s Hospital expanded its neonatal intensive care unit in 2014 to treat Wisconsin’s high-needs surgery…
The NICU Ensures Safe Sleep One Swaddle at a Time

January 15, 2019

Patients who receive care in the Women & Babies Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are small in…
FSU’S medical music therapy for vulnerable babies to expand

January 10, 2019

Critically ill babies fighting for their lives will now benefit from the services of Florida State University’s world-renowned…
Decoding the Newborn

January 7, 2019

As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly common in the clinic, questions linger about its use and role in newborn…
Research collaboration seeks to address deaths in newborns from sepsis

December 19, 2018

The University of Liverpool has signed a collaborative research agreement with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) in…
What Pregnant Moms Need to Know About the ‘Fourth Trimester’

December 14, 2018

Pregnant moms spend a lot of time learning what to expect from pregnancy and how to care for…
Measuring Newborns’ Weight Loss With Electronic Health Records to Give Babies a Healthy Start

December 4, 2018

Weight loss is normal for healthy newborns in the first few days, especially for those exclusively breastfed, until…
Breast milk & babies’ saliva shape oral microbiome

November 13, 2018

Newborn breastfed babies’ saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds that help to shape the bacterial communities…
Opioid-affected births to rural residents are increasing in both rural and urban hospitals

November 5, 2018

The opioid epidemic has had devastating effects on families in rural communities, places where both maternity care and…
California and New Jersey Family Leave Policies Improve Breastfeeding Rates for Some Women

October 30, 2018

Partially paid family leave policies in California and New Jersey helped increase breastfeeding in those states, a new…
SIDS Insights

October 26, 2018

Scientists trying to identify the roots of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in…
Newborn Jaundice Treatment May Increase Risk of Childhood Seizures

September 26, 2018

New research suggests that phototherapy – a treatment for newborns with jaundice – could increase children’s risk of…
Dramatic development of immune system after birth

September 3, 2018

Examining how the neonatal immune system changes has been difficult since the analyses are made from samples taken…
Research shows that cystic fibrosis impacts growth in the womb

August 10, 2018

New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) are born…
Baby Born in World’s First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Trial

May 31, 2018

An in utero stem cell transplant for a critically ill second-trimester fetus has led to the birth of…
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