AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age two, study finds

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy. “This prediction could help identify children at risk for poor cognitive development shortly after birth with high accuracy,” said senior author John H. Gilmore, MD, Thad and Alice […]

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Rob Delaney Reveals Birth of Fourth Child — 7 Months After Death of Son

Catastrophe actor Rob Delaney and his wife, Leah, recently revealed that they welcomed their fourth child — a son — in August, only seven months after the devastating loss of their 2-year-old, Henry, who died from brain cancer. This December, Delaney told the U.K.’s The Sunday Times Magazine, “We likely would’ve had a fourth anyway. But I mean, there’s mixed feelings. It’s […]

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Eva Longoria Rallies to Keep Kids With Their Parents Shortly After Giving Birth

Actor Eva Longoria gave birth to her first child, Santiago Enrique Bastón, on Tuesday — and in between snuggle sessions, she’s using her platform to rally against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.  "In light of my son’s birth I wanted to bring focus on the families that have been separated at the border," Longoria captioned her first publicly shared […]

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New insight into widespread virus behind birth defects

A Northwestern Medicine study published in Developmental Cell provides new insights into how cytomegalovirus—a common virus in the herpes family—replicates within human cells, and identifies proteins that may be therapeutically targeted to suppress infection. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is widespread around the world, infecting between 60 to 100 percent of all adults. There is currently no cure or vaccine for HCMV; […]

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Researchers advise long-term monitoring of infants infected with Zika after birth

A collaborative research team led by Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD, of Emory University is recommending long-term clinical monitoring for infants infected with Zika virus early after birth. The recommendation is based on the team’s research results showing for the first time that postnatal Zika virus infection of rhesus macaque infants results in persistent abnormalities in brain structure and function as […]

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