Latest Colin Morley Stories

2009-03-12 14:15:17

A U.S. study of primates suggests estrogen might become a new postnatal therapy to improve lung function and other outcomes in preterm infants. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Professor Philip Shaul, the study's senior author, said the research was conducted at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research Primate Center in San Antonio. Ironically, a hormone that has received great attention as a potential means to optimize the health of older women may be a beneficial...

2008-12-11 08:58:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies born just a few weeks prematurely are more than three times as likely to have cerebral palsy than full-term infants -- adding to the mounting evidence that the last few weeks of pregnancy are critical to a child's health and development. The research, "Increased Risk of Adverse Neurological Development for Late Preterm Infants," by Petrini et. al. was published online today by the Journal of Pediatrics. The authors also...

2008-12-08 11:56:34

Monash University scientists show low blood pressure in premature babies during sleep Scientists from Monash University, Melbourne have shown that infants born prematurely have lower blood pressure during sleep in the first six months of life, compared to healthy, full-term infants. Scientists at the Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research, Monash Institute of Medical Research, believe this may be one reason premature infants are at an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)....

2008-10-13 12:00:42

BOSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five neonatology fellows have been awarded grants designed to stimulate interest and research in the area of follow-up care of the premature infant as part of MedImmune's Fellowship Program. The grants, which underscore MedImmune's commitment to expanding research within pediatric medicine, will provide each recipient's institution a $35,000 grant, totaling $175,000 in research funding. The five recipients were acknowledged on Sunday, October 12,...

2008-03-25 09:08:06

Hunter researchers have discovered that male babies born prematurely are more vulnerable to cardiovascular complications than female babies. This finding may explain why male babies born prematurely are twice as likely to die as female babies in the first 72 hours of life. It could also lead to new ways of treating premature babies throughout the world. Researchers from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute's...

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