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.
A new study indicates adults who were born prematurely are more likely to display certain signs of autism and be more socially withdrawn than those who were born full term.
A new study reports Sirt1 can help glial cells to regenerate from progenitor cells in preterm babies with hypoxia related injuries.
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Stress and depression during pregnancy can affect the fetus' sex and increase the risk of preterm birth. Mothers who experienced physical and psychological stress during pregnancy were less likely to have a baby boy. During pregnancy, the fetuses of stressed mothers had reduced heart rate movement coupling, indicating slower central nervous system development.
Researchers report motor problems associated with preterm birth could be due to defects in peripheral nerves.