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Category: Babies

Mother holding her newborn baby after labor in a hospital.

November 1, 2017

What You Need to Know About the “Fourth Trimester” After Childbirth

You had the baby—way to go! Here’s some advice for dealing with the many changes to your body, emotions and daily life.

Babies, OB-GYN, Women

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July 20, 2017

Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.

Babies, Children, Mental Health, Microbiome, News, Nutrition

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July 10, 2017

Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, n...

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.

Babies, Children, Contagions, Fertility, Pregnancy, Research, Vaccines, Zika

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Photo by Max Englund/UNC Health Care

January 25, 2017

Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns

A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Babies, Children, Genetics, Pediatric Medicine, Research

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Illustration by Christ-claude Mowandza-ndinga

January 17, 2017

Are you ready to explore baby’s genome?

UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.

Babies, Genetics, Pediatric Medicine, Research

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Spence Smith

January 9, 2017

The science of baby’s first sight

UNC scientists conduct seminal experiments to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences – simply trying to see – sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly.

Babies, Eye Health, Pediatric Medicine, Research

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Dr. Cynthia Powell and Dr. Jonathan Berg

September 4, 2013

UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.

Babies, Genetics, Genome, Research

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