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.
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.
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.
Preterm babies fed mostly breast milk during the first month of life have more robust brain growth than those fed little or no breast milk, researchers report.
An important new study reveals breast feeding not only helps pass immunity onto infants and reduces the risk of obesity, it can also help preterm babies develop more robust white matter.
A new study reports babies born prematurely show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula.
A simple test using a raisin can help predict future academic performance in toddlers.
Measuring and monitoring the circumference of a preterm baby's head could help to predict intelligence later in life and identify potential neurocognitive problems. Researchers report faster head growth is linked to higher IQ scores at age 26.
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.