PerspectivePreterm Birth

Hedgehog Rushes to the Rescue of the Developing Cerebellum

Science Translational Medicine  19 Oct 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 105, pp. 105ps40
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003080

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Abstract

Premature birth often is associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities. In this issue of Science Translational Medicine, a pair of papers investigate—in patients and in a reliable animal model—the effects of glucocorticoids on cerebellar development after premature birth.

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