Some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable premature babies will soon take part in ground-breaking research aimed at improving their health and those of other pre-term infants worldwide. 

The research, a collaboration between Auckland City Hospital and the University of Auckland, will investigate use of a computer model to adjust the insulin dose in pre-term babies with high blood-sugar levels, seek ways of reducing lung injury, and investigate whether increased protein will improve growth and development.    The three neonatal research projects have been given funding by Cure Kids in its latest grants round. 

Lucy and Steven Nicoll, whose triplets Molly, Joshua and Cameron arrived at 25 weeks last Sunday, agreed to let their babies participate in the ventilator study aimed at reducing lung injury in extremely pre-term infants.

Read more about the research and Molly, Joshua and Cameron on the nzherald website here: