Drug Could Prevent Hydrocephalus in Premature Babies

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Researchers out of the University of Birmingham, England, working with rats have found that Decorin, a drug that has anti-scarring properties, may prevent scarring on the brain which occurs after a brain hemorrhage. This scarring can lead to hydrocephalus, a particular issue in the premature baby population who are at high risk for intraventricular brain hemorrhage (IVH).

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