Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Zeroing in on brain chemical's link to SIDS: scientists

Acording to an article recently published on

"An imbalance in a brain chemical linked to depression may also have something to do with sudden infant death syndrome, say Italian scientists who have uncovered new evidence that may pinpoint how it happens."

"The findings in the mouse study show that deficits in serotonin signalling in the brainstem can cause sudden death and strongly support the idea that a serotonin birth defect could play a critical role in SIDS.

The work also suggests it might one day be possible to test newborns for their risk of SIDS."

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