Brain Oxygenation Disturbances (image) Oregon Health & Science University Share Print E-Mail Caption (Left to right) Kiera Degener-O'Brien, Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., and Ev McClendon analyzed the response of fetal subplate neurons to brain oxygenation disturbances. Their findings show lack of oxygen, not blood flow, delays brain maturation in preterm infants. Credit (OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.