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Bristol academic listed in The Times 'Top 100 children's doctors'

17 December 2012

Marianne Thoresen, Professor of Neonatal Neuroscience in the School of Clinical Sciences, has been listed as one of the top four Neonatal Medicine specialists in The Times 'Top 100 children's doctors'.

Marianne Thoresen, Professor of Neonatal Neuroscience in the School of Clinical Sciences, has been listed as one of the top four Neonatal Medicine specialists in The Times ' Top 100 children's doctors'.

Professor Thoresen was the first to show that cooling newborns who had been starved of oxygen during birth could reduce their risk of suffering brain damage.  The treatment, known as therapeutic hypothermia, is now provided by neonatal intensive care units across the UK.  In the developed world, 1,500 babies are saved from death or severe disability every year.

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