For better treatment of those born prematurely
Individuals born prematurely not only face increased risks as newborns but also suffer from multimorbidity in their later life. This is associated with adaptive changes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis during infancy, but the exact mechanisms underlying its malfunction and its consequences are largely unknown. The EU-funded miniNO project will conduct out pioneering research on the connection between alterations in minipuberty and infantile nitric oxide (NO) signaling in the brain, and comorbidities that appear later in life in prematurely born individuals. The project is based on previous clinical studies and solid data of the collaborating teams. It will create an extensive repertoire of clinical and genetic data, associating minipuberty and brain NO levels with mental and non-mental disorders, having as its main aim the search for explanations and treatments for the health burdens of millions of prematurely born people.
Field of science
- /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
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