Detecting perinatal asphyxia and its complications: the miRNA method

Takeaway

  • Altered levels of miR-374a-5p, miR-376c-3p and miR-181b-5p in neonatal umbilical cord blood could aid early diagnosis of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and perinatal asphyxia (PA).

Why this matters

  • Findings could help identify a biomarker for the development and severity of HIE following PA.