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cerebral palsy

Preterm birth - preventing brain injury associated with being born too soon

Research date: 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2020
Grant amount: £141,949.00

[INFO_TABLE]   Background Each year over 61,000 babies in the UK are born prematurely and sadly, more than 1,000 die as a result of being born too soon. Children who survive preterm birth, particularly those born before 32 weeks of pregnancy, have an increased risk of serious disabilities including cerebral palsy, visual impairment, hearing...

Cerebral palsy: does it benefit children to stand up and exercise during lessons?

Research date: 1 March 2018 - 1 December 2019
Grant amount: £144,436.00

Almost 2,000 babies born each year in the UK have cerebral palsy.1,2 They face lifelong difficulties with movement and coordination, which vary greatly from one child to another, but can mean children spend long periods of time sitting down. Professor Helen Dawes, of Oxford Brookes University, is investigating the potential benefits of a classroom-based...

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