A study titled "Fetal cranial growth trajectories are associated with growth and neurodevelopment at 2 years of age: INTERBIO-21st Fetal Study" was published in Nature Medicine on Thursday 18th of March. Dr. Leila Cheikh Ismail, Associate Professor in the CND Department was the project leader of the study for 9 years.
Researchers monitored the growth inside the womb of over 3,500 babies in six countries across the world using serial ultrasound scans throughout pregnancy. The growth and development of those infants was then monitored until the age of 2 years. The study identified head growth patterns that are associated with different developmental, behavioural, visual and growth outcomes at 2 years of age.
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