Molecules produced by resident bacteria and their hosts may signal immune cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
Babies born before 37 weeks are considered premature.
Depending on her needs, your premature infant may spend days, weeks or months in the NICU.
Parents can support their preemies’ health in the NICU by being present as much as possible, holding them skin-to-skin and providing breast milk.
Preterm infants who gain adequate weight, eat by mouth and breathe and regulate their body temperatures on their own can be cared for at home.
The immune system touches every aspect of human health, yet most of what we know about it comes from studying mice. While illuminating, that’s also been problematic: Mouse and human biology differ in some fairly fundamental ways, and only a handful of immunology findings in mice have led to tangible improvements for human health.
Clinical analyses of patients’ gene sequences are helping to provide answers where none were available before.
If Leonardo da Vinci had a good eye doctor, he might not have become such a great artist.