Research Resources

fMRI Deepens Understanding of Fetal Brain Development

Research scientists are increasingly using in vivo functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to deepen their understanding of fetal brain development in healthy pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by such conditions as fetal growth restriction or congenital heart disease.

Lessons Learned From Newborn Screening For CCHD

An expert panel including Gerard R. Martin, MD, a cardiologist at the Center for Translational Science at Children’s National Health System, reviewed current practices in newborn screening for CCHD and identified opportunities for improvement.

The Search for Precise Blood Biomarkers of Neonatal Brain Injury

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is characterized by reduced blood and oxygen flow to a baby’s brain around birth and may cause neurologic disability or death. It occurs most commonly after intrauterine asphyxia brought on by such difficulties as circulatory problems, placental abruption, or inflammatory processes.