Immunology

The immune consequences of preterm birth

This study highlights factors that can have a negative impact upon a premature infant’s immune system, many of which are essential to survival; including intrauterine inflammation before birth, administration of antenatal corticosteroids, invasive ventilation and birth via caesarean section. Click here to read the article.

Melville, J., Moss, T. (2013) The immune consequences of preterm birth. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7(79)