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Early respiratory distress syndrome caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a newborn

Early respiratory distress syndrome caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a newborn

New training manual designed to help health care providers diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

New training manual designed to help health care providers diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Using stories to mentally survive as a COVID-19 clinician

Using stories to mentally survive as a COVID-19 clinician

Study provides insight on genes present during trachea and esophagus development

Study provides insight on genes present during trachea and esophagus development

Efforts to curb congenital syphilis falter in COVID’s shadow

Efforts to curb congenital syphilis falter in COVID’s shadow

High prenatal choline levels may mitigate negative effects of COVID-19 on newborns

High prenatal choline levels may mitigate negative effects of COVID-19 on newborns

Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy

Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy

Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

MicroRNAs in maternal blood may predict development of preeclampsia

MicroRNAs in maternal blood may predict development of preeclampsia

Prenatal stress experienced by mothers has a direct effect on child's mental health

Prenatal stress experienced by mothers has a direct effect on child's mental health

Foxg1 gene works like a molecular knob to control neocortical activity

Foxg1 gene works like a molecular knob to control neocortical activity

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase child's risk for autism

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase child's risk for autism

Study: Laws that punish substance use during pregnancy do more harm than good

Study: Laws that punish substance use during pregnancy do more harm than good

Study explores impact of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis usage on unborn children

Study explores impact of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis usage on unborn children

UMB and UMD fund cross-campus research projects

UMB and UMD fund cross-campus research projects

Prenatal exposure to air pollutants is linked with growth delays

Prenatal exposure to air pollutants is linked with growth delays

Novel intervention improves outcomes for opioid-dependent mothers and their children

Novel intervention improves outcomes for opioid-dependent mothers and their children

Study sheds light on genetic triggers that lead to autism, schizophrenia later in life

Study sheds light on genetic triggers that lead to autism, schizophrenia later in life

Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development

Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development

Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development

Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development