New Research Suggests Blood Test May Pinpoint Cause of Brain Injuries in Newborns
Study finds that patterns of gene expression in the blood of newborns may help determine the cause of their HIE brain injury. The blood tested showed differences between infants born in low-income countries vs. high-income countries, which may impact therapy treatment regimens
A team of researchers from Imperial College London completed a study analyzing newborn brain injuries caused by a lack of oxygen. This type of injury, known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), is responsible for a large number of permanent injuries and deaths of babies every year.