Baby’s First Breath Triggers Life-Saving Changes in the Brain

A baby’s first breath triggers a signaling system in the brain stem that helps support early breathing. The findings shed light on how problems with this neuropeptide system can increase the risk of SIDS.

There are few moments in life as precious, as critical and as celebrated as baby’s first breath. New research from the School of Medicine sheds light on the lifelong changes in breathing systems that occur precisely with that first breath – and may offer important insights into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).


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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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