[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1073103]
A/Pr Susan Jacobs
Brief description Children who were sick in the newborn period or born preterm are at increased risk of abnormal development, particularly problems with their ability to walk, think and learn. This research will assess how new treatments affect sick newborns’ later development. For example, giving preterm babies healthy germs, or probiotics, decreases a serious bowel infection, called necrotising enterocolitis or NEC. This research will find out if they also help preterm brain development when the children are 2 years old.
Funding Amount $AUD 188,226.95
Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Health Professional Research ECF