Abnormal sucking in preterm babies may indicate neurologic dysfunction By Piriya Mahendra.

Group and Nieuwenhuis assessed sucking and swallowing using the Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale, which distinguishes sucking patterns as normal , disorganized , and dysfunctional . They found that the median age at which the sucking design of the 44 preterm infants included in the study became normal was eight weeks after term, which range from 34 weeks postmenstrual age up to more than 10 weeks post-term. At 10 weeks post-term, 11 infants had an unusual sucking pattern. At three months post-term, 30 of the 42 patients had data available on motor repertoire.This would be a significant breakthrough as pharmaceutical companies are now working feverishly to build up new drugs that may stop or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.’ Related StoriesResearchers successfully repair nerve cell harm in Alzheimer's dementiaStudy reveals system behind protein-related diseasesEight myths and truths about Alzheimer's diseaseAn expense in Durin Technologies, Inc., by Foundation Venture Capital Group , LLC, a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate marketer that invests in start-up companies founded by experts at UMDNJ, provided required funding to go Nagele’s research ahead. Nagele says this discovery may possess a profound clinical impact and may ultimately be well-suited for inclusion in routine health care, especially if it can also be put on detection of other diseases.