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Fewer infants test positive for the coronavirus. Understanding why could help all of us

The initial data suggest that infants make up a small fraction of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. A ...
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Infants not at risk for COVID-19? One Texas county alone has had 85 cases, most under 1

The public health director in Nueces County on the Texas Gulf Coast said 85 children under 2 years old, including ...
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Gut microbiomes are most malleable in the first 2 years of life. Can infant probiotics improve long-term health?

[Children] acquire gut microbiome species from their mothers and others in the community during early life. This stands in contrast ...
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Infants with ‘insecure attachments’ to parents may be at higher risk of autism

Younger siblings of children with autism who have insecure attachments to their caregivers are more likely to be diagnosed with ...
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Why comatose infants make ideal test subjects for brain-reviving technology

A recent Nature paper describing an artificial blood perfusion used in an attempt to restore brain function after pigs were ...
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Are we ready for the ethical issues surrounding newborn genetic screening?

In the not-too-distant future, it will be possible to get a complete readout of a person’s genetics with ease, even ...
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Seeking answers for sick babies through whole genome sequencing

When babies become intensely ill, it can be difficult to know what has gone wrong. But the answer, quite often, ...