Rice undergraduates assemble system to treat gastroschisis in developing countries

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:16 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

Students pursue innard peace for infants

MIKE WILLIAMS

 – APRIL 25, 2018

It should go without saying it takes guts to develop a low-cost procedure to treat gastroschisis. A team of Rice University students working on the problem had them in every way.

The three members of Team Si-Low built a sophisticated system that would be simple for doctors in developing countries to execute as they help infants born with the condition, in which the abdominal wall is not fully closed and some of the child’s intestines remain outside the body at birth.

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