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Newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency diseases is a health priority
Newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency diseases is a health priority (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Jovanka King, a speaker at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s (RCPA) annual conference, ‘Pathology Update 2018’, will recommend that newborn screening is expanded to include testing for severe immunodeficiency diseases. Dr King will discuss her research on ... Read More »

Development of paper test for jaundice newborns
Development of paper test for jaundice newborns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Monash University is part of a unique consortium that has recently won a grant of $1 million to promote commercialisation training amongst 21 partners nationally. As part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative, the 2017 round of the ... Read More »

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western ... Read More »

Low birth weight and future heart problems
Low birth weight and future heart problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Monash University led study has revealed early clues to identifying which low-weight new born babies are at risk of developing future heart problems, opening the way to better monitoring and treatment. Up to one in ten babies are born ... Read More »

Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language
Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has raised questions about the benefits of fitting hearing aids early to babies diagnosed with mild hearing loss. The study, led by MCRI PhD student Peter Carew, showed clear benefits in ... Read More »

Expressing breastmilk in pregnancy to prevent diabetes
Expressing breastmilk in pregnancy to prevent diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world first study has found that women with diabetes in a low-risk pregnancy can safely express breast milk in late pregnancy, with the study dispelling concerns that the practice could cause harm to babies. The landmark research, published in ... Read More »

Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants
Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Academic research delivers enriching experiences for children in Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction The University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, is already proving a hit with newborns to two year olds and their carers, a ... Read More »

Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research
Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A ground-breaking study into the changes that occur in a woman’s breast, from growing into one that provides milk for a new-born, and then back to its normal state, has discovered that milk-producing cells are, in effect, cannibalised by other ... Read More »

Early indicators of preterm birth
Early indicators of preterm birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth. Dr Carlos Salomon from The University of Queensland and Dr Ramkumar Menon from the University of Texas will investigate early ... Read More »

Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome?
Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the pros and cons of genome sequencing for newborn health. When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of ... Read More »

 
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