Children’s Health

A team led by UT Southwestern researchers has identified brain circuitry that plays a key role in the dysfunctional social, repetitive, and inflexible behavioral differences that characterize autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The findings, published online this week in Nature Neuroscience, could lead to new therapies for these relatively prevalent disorders. The Centers for Disease Control
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 16 2020 New research will help health-care practitioners to more accurately diagnose disease and illness in newborn babies from urine samples, according to a study by researchers at the University of Alberta and the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas. The study examined the chemical composition of urine samples from 48 healthy,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 14 2020 For the first time in the world, an international study team with substantial participation from researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna University Hospital identifies the molecular differences between individual tumor cells in ependymomas, which are an aggressive type of brain tumor. The
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Extremely preterm children have very low birth weights, underdeveloped organs, and risks of long-term problems or disabilities. Antenatal treatment — therapy given before birth — can improve outcomes in preterm children. Statistical analysis of medical records can tell clinicians which antenatal treatments can best protect against severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death. The UAB News Studio
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Researchers in the United States say that measuring antibody titers against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may help to distinguish between multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and other clinically similar syndromes. This would help to stratify hospitalized children by risk for adverse outcomes, say Preeti Jaggi (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta)
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