Brain Research Findings Indentify New Treatments and Knowledge About Preemie and Newborn Brain Function
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BRAIN RESEARCH FINDINGS IDENTIFY NEW TREATMENTS AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PREEMIE AND NEWBORN BRAIN FUNCTION
Researchers increasingly see brief ‘window of opportunity’ to protect and repair the infant brain
Washington, DC — Research released today offers new evidence of the highly vulnerable state of the newborn brain and creates potential for evaluating current or new neonatal medical interventions. The findings, presented at Neuroscience 2008, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s largest source of emerging news on brain science and health, report on new opportunities to diagnose potential long-term brain disorders and mitigate dangers of anesthesia use on newborns, and signal potential problems with a steroid treatment currently used to manage premature birth that may cause brain cell death in infant mice. View full release.