New grant allows researchers to create a mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD
Principal investigators Christie Petrenko, an FASD expert, and Cristiano Tapparello, an engineer, have won a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support their work to develop a mobile app to provide health information for self-directed and peer-to-peer interventions for parents and caregivers of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).
Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD
How can we protect the lungs of premature infants from further damage?
Michael O’Reilly PH.D., who studies the developmental origins of lung disease, hopes to pursue research on the life cycle of alveolar type II cells. In theory, the lungs of premature infants prune away too many type II cells.
“Right now, we don’t really understand the biology of that,” said O’Reilly. “But once we do, that opens the door to exploring a potential treatment.”
Infants Born Preterm May Lack Key Lung Cells Later In Life