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Study finds sweet solution for neonatal condition

John Kerr posted in on September 26th, 2013.

A cheap and easy-to-administer dextrose gel should be used as a first-line to treatment for low blood sugars in newborns, according to a new Kiwi research. Neonatal hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) affects 5-15% of newborns and, in severe cases, can lead to brain damage. Treatment can require intravenous glucose and admission to an intensive care […]

Dom Post: Bright idea for medical breakthroughs

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about the multiple uses New Zealand’s glow-worms could be put to: from helping to monitor blood sugar to medical imaging. Research is being carried out by University of Otago’s Miriam Sharpe into the proteins responsible for the worms/ ability to glow – it is hoped that these proteins […]

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