Brain mapping premature babies helps predicting disability

Research shows that prematurely born babies are more prone to developing disabilities. A new study, however, suggests that brain mapping in preemies may help to predict and prevent the negative consequences of early brain injury

Brain mapping premature babies helps predicting disabilityPreterm birth occurs when a baby is born before the 37th week of pregnancy – 3 weeks before term. Worldwide, premature births are the leading cause of death in children younger than 5 years old. In the United States, prematurity affects 1 in 10 infants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]