April 2016

Study Maps Early Connectivity Networks in Newborn Babies’ Brains

For parents-to-be, the third trimester of pregnancy is often a period of rapid preparation to welcome a new life into the world. Their babies are busy, too: From growing lungs that can breathe on their own, to developing neurological connections they need to feel, move, and cry, they spend those critical weeks making important preparations for life outside the womb.

Tracing Neurons’ Migration Suggests Cause of Brain Development Defects

By following the journey of how newly born neurons migrate in the developing cerebral cortex, the part of our brain responsible for conscious thought and higher order functioning, a study team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provided new insights into how disruptions in this pathway during early brain formation may lead to ne

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