Baby’s first breath triggers life-saving changes in the brain — ScienceDaily

There are few moments in life as precious, as critical and as celebrated as baby’s first breath. New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine sheds light on the lifelong changes in breathing systems that occur precisely with that first breath — and may offer important insights into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). […]

Baby’s first breath triggers life-saving changes in the brain

IMAGE: Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD, and colleagues have discovered a signaling system within the brainstem that activates almost immediately at birth to support early breathing. view more  Credit: Dan Addison | UVA Communications There are few moments in life as precious, as critical and as celebrated as baby’s first breath. New research from the University of […]