Medical research

Tissue engineering: The big picture on growing small intestines

Babies born prematurely often face intense medical challenges, including intestines that are underdeveloped or diseased. While an intestine transplant can benefit some patients, many babies are simply too small to endure ...

Pediatrics

Learning the cue for baby poo

Changing nappies is probably one of the most unpleasant things that goes along with having babies. It also creates an enormous amount of waste to be disposed of, but there is another way.

Medical research

Pre-term babies to learn night from day

Researchers at The University of Western Australia aim to improve health outcomes for pre-term babies by restoring the infants' natural sleep-wake cycle. The cycle, commonly known as the circadian rhythm, is vital to healthy ...

Medical research

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body

University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies.

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