Common treatment for MIS-C patients likely works by depleting neutrophils

Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) — a common treatment for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) — likely works by depleting immune cells called neutrophils, according to a recent study funded…

Devastating genetic disease in children may be treatable in adulthood

A devastating genetic disease called CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), which strikes in early childhood, may be significantly treatable even in adulthood, a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine…

COVID-19 immunity in family members reduces risk of infection by 45-97%

An interesting new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine examines the risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to a susceptible individual who is part of a family with…

UC San Diego researchers receive NIH award to expand the study of developing brains

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at University of California San Diego approximately $30 million over five years to expand and deepen longitudinal studies of the developing…

High-dose CIMT produces longer lasting improvements in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy

Children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that affects use of one side of the body, showed improved use of the arm and hand after receiving a high dose…

Formula milk trials have a high risk of bias, review finds

Formula milk trials have a high risk of bias, authors almost always report favorable conclusions, transparency is lacking, and findings are selectively reported, finds a review of evidence from recently…

Cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine produces sufficient immune response in children

A cell-based influenza vaccine has effectively provided protection against the flu in children and adolescents, according to a new study. The research found the cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIVc) produced…

Research receives $1.74 million to explore how prenatal alcohol exposure leads to ‘anxious’ offspring

A researcher at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a $1.74 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how prenatal alcohol exposure leads…

Connection to nature during the pandemic linked with children’s wellbeing

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers,…

UQ research center aims to reduce the number of stillbirths

More than 2,100 babies are stillborn in Australia every year – a statistic that hasn’t changed in nearly 30 years. A Queensland professor and her team are determined to make…