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Premature birth alters key brain connections

New research from King’s College London sheds light on why premature birth is linked to a greater risk of neurodevelopmental problems, including autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorders. The new work, published in the journal PNAS, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to establish that premature birth can alter connectivity between key areas of the […]

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Cell phone scanner diagnoses anemia

Designed for use in the developing world, a low-cost screening device connected to a cell phone could prevent the anemia-related deaths of 600,000 newborns and 100,000 mothers every year. Designed by Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering undergraduates, the HemoGlobe is designed to convert the existing cell phones of health workers into a “prick-free” system for detecting […]

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