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Studies May Shed Light On Link Between Lack Of Neurons And SIDS

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November 14, 2000
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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Studies at the University of Illinois have identified a specific brain pathway in which neurons activate in times of low oxygen (hypoxia) and trigger increased breathing. The findings of the research - based on studies of electrical currents in rat brains - have led the scientists to postulate that many newborns don't have enough neurons to respond sufficiently to hypoxia.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Studies at the University of Illinois have identified a specific brain pathway in which neurons activate in times of low oxygen (hypoxia) and trigger increased breathing.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Studies May Shed Light On Link Between Lack Of Neurons And SIDS." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 November 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001110073151.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (2000, November 14). Studies May Shed Light On Link Between Lack Of Neurons And SIDS. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001110073151.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Studies May Shed Light On Link Between Lack Of Neurons And SIDS." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001110073151.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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