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Co-funding to investigate freeing babies from blood tests

April 2013

A simple gel applied to the gums of babies at risk of hypoglycaemia may protect them from developing the life-threatening condition, according to Liggins Institute researchers. A three-year trial funded by Cure Kids is being undertaken by researchers at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute and Starship Hospital. The project, due to start in May, involves a number of Gravida members, along with a Gravida-funded clinical PhD student.

If the trial finds the gel can prevent babies developing hypoglycaemia, it could be used as a standard treatment for at-risk babies, and do away with the need for painful blood tests.

Read more here in The NZ Listener or here on the Cure Kids website.

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