When Dr. Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez was born prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, doctors told her parents she had a zero chance of survival. She survived, thrived, and now treats cerebral palsy patients in St. Louis.
July 2, 2015 Male fruit flies infected with the bacterium, Wolbachia, are less aggressive than those not infected, according to research. This is the first time bacteria have been shown to influence ... read more
July 2, 2015 Researchers have now discovered that telomeres, the structures that protect the chromosomes, are at the origin of pulmonary fibrosis. This is the first time that telomere damage has been identified ... read more
July 2, 2015 Biologically active molecules released by digesting bread and pasta can survive digestion and potentially pass through the gut lining, suggests new research. The study reveals the molecules released ... read more
July 2, 2015 Acute liver failure is a rare yet life-threatening disease for young children. It often occurs extremely rapidly, for example, when a child has a fever. Yet in around 50 percent of cases it is ... read more
July 15, 2014 Babies born into families in which someone has cerebral palsy are at an increased risk of having the condition, suggests new research. Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability ... read more
Nov. 18, 2013 Cesarean deliveries do not prevent children from developing cerebral palsy, despite long-held medical and community beliefs about the causes of cerebral palsy, according to new ... read more
Mar. 3, 2011 Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects motor function, more often in children born prematurely. Because cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury received shortly before, ... read more