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Light replaces the needle

One in twelve children are born prematurely in Switzerland. If hypoglycemia develops in these premature babies and persists for over an hour, it can affect brain development. In order to prevent this, the babies' blood sugar ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Gentle caffeine boost for premature babies

Swiss researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient. In future those who fear injections will be able to sleep soundly, as will premature babies too, ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Polymers
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Helping premature babies with new research

Edmonton researchers with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry have received a grant to use a hi-tech technique called “optogenetics” to study how the brain controls breathing. What they ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Medical research
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