Metabolites offer clues to brain damage in oxygen-deprived infants tells us about the search for biomarkers that might give an accurate prognosis for infants who have been affected by perinatal asphyxia, a leading cause of brain injury in newborns. It is caused by severe lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. Some infants suffer long-term brain damage as a result, while others can recover completely from oxygen starvation. Researchers from the University of Washington are looking at altered metabolites as a possible biomarker to provide specific information about the extent of the injury. More on

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