Researchers at Nemours and the University of Delaware have developed a blood test predictive of spastic cerebral palsy. Their study, published in BMC Bioinformatics, showed that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic CP patients (Crowgey et al.). New and better ways to identify infants with CP are needed so that interventions can start earlier for more children.
- BMC Bioinformatics
- Delaware Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology, National Science Foundation, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Nemours