Research

Research is vital in order to find the cause of SIDS. Many articles have been written and papers published outlining the ongoing research of SIDS.

News Article

SIDS research discovers how a brain abnormality may cause infant death

This Boston Business Journal article discusses new research by Dr. Kinney and her team published in the journal Pediatrics which appears to suggest a brain abnormality as one cause of SIDS.
Date: November 11, 2013

Brainstem abnormalities found in SIDS infants, in all kinds of sleep environments

Investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital report that many infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly, in all kinds of sleep environments, have underlying brainstem abnormalities and are not all normal prior to death.
Date: November 11, 2013

Review Articles

Risk factors for SIDS

JAMA Pediatrics Rebecca F. Carlin, MD; Rachel Y. Moon, MD. Published December 2016

Molecular Autopsy for Sudden Unexpected Death

JAMA Pediatrics Ali Torkamani, PhD, Evan D.Muse, MD, PhD, Emily G. Spencer, PhD, Manuel Rueda, PhD, Glenn N.Wagner, DO, Jonathan R. Lucas, MD, Eric J. Topol, MD. Published October 2016.

The Disappearance of Sudden Infant Death

JAMA Pediatrics Ernest Cutz, M.D. FRCPC. Published February, 2016

The Brainstem and Serotonin in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease Hannah C. Kinney, George B. Richerson, Susan M. Dymecki, Robert A. Darnall, and Eugene E. Nattie Published May 29, 2009

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The New England Journal of Medicine Hannah C. Kinney, M.D., and Bradley T. Thach, M.D. Published April, 2009