In 2021, we’re thrilled to report the below research discoveries and scientific publications:
1. We unexpectedly discovered that small bleeds around the brain are very common in newborns, probably related to labor delivery. In this follow-up study, we found that children with these minor bleeds were developing normally at age 2 years, a reassuring finding.
Zamora C, Sams C, Cornea EA, Yuan Z, Smith JK, Gilmore JH. Subdural Hemorrhage in Asymptomatic Neonates: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and MRI Findings at 2 Years. Radiology. 2021 Jan;298(1):173-179.
2. It is not known how genes contribute to brain structure in early childhood, especially. We found that in the first 2 years of life, a period of rapid growth and development, genes play a major role in how the brain develops, and indication that genes of risk for psychiatric illness likely influence early childhood brain development.
Xia K, Schmitt JE, Jha SC, Girault JB, Cornea E, Li G, Shen D, Styner M, Gilmore JH. Genetic Influences on Longitudinal Trajectories of Cortical Thickness and Surface Area during the First 2 Years of Life. Cereb Cortex. 2022 Jan 10;32(2):367-379.