Medical researchers in Melbourne have captured detailed images of the lungs of newborn babies as they take their first breaths, which they say could help other infants with respiratory issues in the future.
- Researchers generated detailed images showing how air was moving through a newborn’s lungs
- If the lungs do not fill with air, the other organs cannot start working
- Filling that knowledge gap can help doctors predict if a baby’s lungs might fail
The study, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, looked at full-term babies born at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital.
The researchers generated detailed images of how air was…