Mothers who were prescribed macrolide antibiotics, including erythromycin and azithromycin, early in pregnancy had an increased risk of their child being born with malformations, specifically cardiovascular malformations. However, researchers found no link between exposure to these antibiotics and an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders.
A new study reveals caffeine therapy appears to have benefits for healthy brain development in children born prematurely. Researchers report preterm babies given caffeine therapy had better cognitive scores, reduced odds of cerebral palsy and less hearing impairments as toddlers.
University of Adelaide researchers have identified a genetic link between autism and cerebral palsy. The study reports disruptions in signalling pathways in children with cerebral palsy overlap disruptions identified in autism.
Researchers have identified a molecule in white matter that prevents the brain from repairing itself following injury. By blocking the production of the molecule, researchers say it may allow an effective pathway for neuroregeneration.
According to researchers, even before a preterm infant is born, they may have alterations in the brain's neural networks that could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.
Understanding how babies learn to walk may help to improve rehabilitation treatments for those with cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries.
According to researchers, often unreported abnormality of the brain's gray matter can indicate future impairment in children born prematurely.
Researchers report a protein called estrogen receptor α is higher in females, providing them with stronger protection from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
A collaborative effort aims to provide a new method of communication for people with cerebral palsy.