Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

This April marks World Autism Awareness Month and so today we are taking a moment to think about this lifelong condition that affects 1 in 100 British people. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly known only as Autism, is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. People with Autism may behave and learn in ways … More Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

Dr Francois Sousa dos Santos, Borne PhD student, has been working as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainee in East London for the past three years. Originally from Portugal, he has recently moved to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to join Professor Mark Johnson’s research team at Borne to study the effect of heart disease on pregnancy. Besides undertaking … More Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

Kangaroo Mother Care: Skin-to-skin Contact for Preterm Babies

Around the world, 15 million babies are born too soon. Unfortunately, 1 million will not survive and those who do, will suffer lifelong consequences throughout their lives. They will live with physical and mental disabilities: learning difficulties, visual and hearing problems and sometimes autism. But last month, a few days before Christmas, good news came for … More Kangaroo Mother Care: Skin-to-skin Contact for Preterm Babies

World AIDS Day: Investigating HIV and Pregnancy with a Borne Scientist

Today marks World AIDS Day, a day where we come together to raise awareness and support people around the world who live with HIV. Here at Borne we are working to see how HIV can disrupt the immune system and affect pregnancy. Alex Cocker, Borne PhD student, heads up our study on the Immunological Impact of … More World AIDS Day: Investigating HIV and Pregnancy with a Borne Scientist

Our Research: Understanding Uterus Function will help us Understand Preterm Labour

Human labor is miraculous. After 40 weeks of pregnancy, the uterus simply begins to contract and, some hours later, a baby is born.  The woman is unable to voluntarily control the onset of labor, the strength of the contractions, or how often they occur.  Essentially the uterus appears to have a mind of its own. … More Our Research: Understanding Uterus Function will help us Understand Preterm Labour

Profile of a Borne PhD Student

AnnieBelle is a Lebanese licensed dietician and a PhD student at Imperial College. She is working on a project that links nutrition to pregnancy complications, preterm labour and fetal development with Borne Founder Professor Mark Johnson and Borne Collaborator Professor Michael Crawford. In 2010, she gained her master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition at the … More Profile of a Borne PhD Student

Unlocking Professor Mark Johnson’s mind

Professor Mark Johnson co-founded Borne – a premature baby medical research charity based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London in 2013. When he is not busy fundraising for his cause, Professor Johnson is in the Labour Ward delivering babies, researching in Borne’s labs with his PhD students or spending time with his family. 1. … More Unlocking Professor Mark Johnson’s mind