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First detailed insight into newborn babies’ lungs at birth
Melbourne researchers have captured the first detailed images of newborn babies’ lungs as they take their first breaths.
The research, led by a group of our colleagues at Murdoch Children's Research Institute and involving one of our CRE in Newborn Medicine Chief Investigators, Professor Peter Davis, provides a breakthrough in understanding the events around a baby’s first breath, why healthy babies cry at birth and provides clues to improving preterm babies’ survival chances and long term health outcomes.
Student Spotlight: Simonne Collins, PhD Candidate
Passionate about all children being able to achieve their full academic potential, CRE in Newborn Medicine PhD Candidate, Simonne Collins is studying the factors that influence the decisions that parents of children born very preterm make in regards to their child’s schooling. Knowing that such decisions can influence a child’s academic achievement, Simonne wants to understand whether these decisions are unique to parents of children born very preterm, with the aim of this knowledge being able to be used to support parents to navigate school-related decision making in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of the very preterm population.