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August 30, 2016

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

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

Mar. 14, 2016 — Researchers have created a platform made up of diverse games that will allow children with neurological disorders to rehabilitate orofacial ... read more

Willingness to Adopt Children With Special Needs the Focus of Recent Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new study has focused on the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents in Canada. The study examined the preferences and attitudes of 5,830 AdoptOntario online registrants between ... read more

Magnesium During Labor May Reduce Risk of Fever in Mothers and Complications in Babies

Oct. 25, 2015 — Women who received magnesium sulfate during labor were less likely to develop maternal fever, a condition that can lead to a variety of complications in newborns including difficulty breathing, ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A potential method of screening for jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), a cause of cerebral palsy and loss of hearing in preterm infants with kyperbilirubinemia, has been proposed using painless dermal ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing ... read more

Genetic Causes of Cerebral Palsy Trump Birth Causes

June 2, 2015 — Cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading researchers to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric ... read more

May 26, 2015 — A European initiative has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their ... read more

Children With Neurological Disorders Need Flu Vaccine but Don't Always Get It

Apr. 9, 2015 — Children with neurologic or neurodevelopmental disorders (NNDDs) are at increased risk of complications from influenza. Although experts have recognized NNDDs as high-risk conditions for influenza ... read more

From Chick to Bedside: Removing the Wnt Barrier

Mar. 5, 2015 — Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration, say ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Medical researchers have made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 ... read more

Migraine May Double Risk for Facial Paralysis

Dec. 17, 2014 — Migraine headache may double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis, called Bell’s palsy, according to a new study. Bell's palsy affects between 11 and 40 per ... read more

Certain Factors Influence Survival, Prognosis for Premature Infants

Dec. 9, 2014 — Multiple factors influence how well a severely premature infant (23 weeks gestation) will do after birth and over the long-term, according to ... read more

Nov. 12, 2014 — A novel training program uses haptic technology for impaired hands that cannot function normally. This program is unique as it provides force feedback, which creates a true sense of weight to the ... read more

Epilepsy Research Opens a Window on the Brain

Nov. 5, 2014 — While current epilepsy research may seem like it’s ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel, it’s real -- and even pretty cool. Epilepsy provides researchers with unparalleled avenues to ... read more

Similar but Different: New Discovery for Degenerative Diseases

Oct. 10, 2014 — Researchers have established how two diseases that present in similar ways are in fact quite different. Progressive Supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's Disease have overlapping symptoms but ... read more

Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy Report Similar Quality of Life to Their Able-Bodied Peers

Oct. 7, 2014 — Adolescents with cerebral palsy face multiple challenges, but they rate their quality of life (QoL) on a par with their able-bodied peers, according to new research reporting on how adolescents with ... read more

Giving Botox a Safer Facelift: Structures of Botulinum Neurotoxins Studied

Oct. 1, 2014 — New insights into botulinum neurotoxins and their interactions with cells are moving scientists ever closer to safer forms of Botox and a better understanding of the dangerous disease known as ... read more

Effect of Magnesium Sulfate During Pregnancy on Very Preterm Infants

Sep. 16, 2014 — Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children at ... read more

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