Brain connectivity at birth may impact emotional processing and social development later in childhood, especially in children born preterm. Researchers found children born preterm with a weaker uncinate fasciculus, the white-matter tract that connects brain regions associated with emotional processing, were more likely to interpret situations in a negative light.
Music specially composed for preterm babies helps strengthen the development of neural networks and may help to limit neurodevelopmental delays often experienced by those born prematurely.
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.
According to researchers, analyzing the gut microbiome of premature babies may help develop personalized feeding patterns and nutrients to help them get stronger.
A new study reports babies born prematurely show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula.
A new study reveals premature babies may suffer from severe abnormalities of the thalamus, especially if they are born before 28 weeks gestation.
A new deep learning algorithm can interpret EEG data from preterm babies and estimate the child's brain functional maturity, researchers report.
Researchers report motor problems associated with preterm birth could be due to defects in peripheral nerves.
A new study reports babies born prematurely perform as well as those who were born full term in developmental tasks of language and cognition.
A new study reports preterm babies could be at increased risk of psychological and neurological problems due to weakened connections in certain brain networks linked to emotion, attention and communication.
Researchers report the adult IQ of preterm and low birth weight babies can be predicted by the age of two, but for full term babies, IQ can not be predicted until they are six.