premature birth Archives
“Atlas” of lung development may aid efforts to heal premature lungs
Dec. 20, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have constructed a single-cell “atlas” of lung development that tracks multiple cell types over time.
Tailoring treatment for heart defect
Sep. 23, 2019—By defining the clinical and genetic factors that predict treatment response, Vanderbilt investigators aim to personalize therapy for a common heart complication in preterm infants.
Fetal membranes and microbial threats
Oct. 26, 2018—Understanding how cells communicate in the membranes surrounding the developing fetus could suggest new strategies for preventing infections, premature birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
My Southern Health: The benefit of skin-to-skin contact for infants
May. 24, 2017— Ventral skin-to-skin contact has been shown to improve premature infants’ health, both short- and long-term. The baby is undressed or unwrapped and placed against the mother’s bare skin, nestled against her chest. A cozier name for this method of holding a new baby is “kangaroo care.”
Therapies to prevent preterm birth
Feb. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a high-throughput assay that will aid in identifying new compounds to treat preterm labor or postpartum bleeding.
Probing mysteries of preterm birth
Jan. 24, 2014—Understanding the relationship between the thinning and rupture of fetal membranes and the presence of bacteria could lead to treatment and prevention strategies for premature birth.
Antacids: risky for premature babies
Jun. 12, 2013—Antacids that block a certain enzyme pose a risk for a common cardiac problem in premature infants.
Whitsett set for Flexner Discovery Lecture
Mar. 21, 2013—Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D., chief of the Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 28.
It helps to have Friends in fight against prematurity
Sep. 13, 2012—The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will commit $1 million to combat prematurity during the group’s 40th anniversary celebration Thursday evening. Since 1972, the volunteer organization has supported Children’s Hospital through fundraising, community awareness and service to patients and families. In a jovial atmosphere inside Children’s Hospital’s Theater, Friends members were...
Dad’s diet influences birth timing
Jul. 20, 2011—It may be possible to prevent preterm birth by modifying the father’s diet before a baby's conception.