Marcus Rashford demands 300,000 Euros a week to stay in Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisementMarcus Rashford has reportedly asked for a much improved contract if he has to stay at Manchester United. The figure is said to be a staggering 300,000 a week!With Lukaku , Pogba and a few others on the way out of the club, Rashford’s financial team has taken advantage of the bleak situation to demand a much improve contract from his 80,000 a week.Rashford, a boyhood United fan, made his debut for the club in memorable fashion in February, 2016 when a striker crisis meant he was afforded a start by Louis van Gaal against FC Midtjylland. He made the best out of his opportunity, scoring twice at Old Trafford in a 5-1 win.The youngster has gone on to score 33 goals for Manchester United in 130 appearances.As promising as Rashford is, 300k a week would be a bit too much for any 21 year old in the eyes of a football club for even those with wage structures as absurd as Manchester United.Advertisementlast_img read more

Researchers study link between early nutrition and brain development in low birthweight

first_img “Impact of early nutrition on microstructural brain development in very low birth weight infants.” 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Katherine Ottolini; Nickie Andescavage, M.D., Attending, Children’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Kushal Kapse; Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director, Children’s Developing Brain Research Laboratory May 7 2018The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants’ developing brains, according to research to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.During the final weeks of pregnancy, the fetal brain undergoes an unprecedented growth spurt, dramatically increasing in volume as well as structural complexity as the fetus approaches full term.One in 10 infants born in the U.S. in 2016 was born before 37 weeks of gestation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Within this group, very low birthweight preemies are at significant risk for growth failure and neurocognitive impairment. Nutritional support in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) helps to encourage optimal brain development among preterm infants. However, their brain growth rates still lag behind those seen in full-term newborns.”Few studies have investigated the impact of early macronutrient and caloric intake on microstructural brain development in vulnerable pre-term infants,” says Katherine Ottolini, lead author of the Children’s-led study. “Advanced quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques may help to fill that data gap in order to better direct targeted interventions to newborns who are most in need.”The research team at Children’s National Health System enrolled 69 infants who were born younger than 32 gestational weeks and weighed less than 1,500 grams. The infants’ mean birth weight was 970 grams and their mean gestational age at birth was 27.6 weeks.Related StoriesStudy provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with agingChemotherapy drugs delivered using biodegradable paste can prolong survival in brain cancerResearchers identify previously unknown pathways for sensory learning in the brainThe newborns underwent MRI at their term-equivalent age, 40 weeks gestation. Parametric maps were generated for fractional anisotropy in regions of the cerebrum and cerebellum for diffusion tensor imaging analyses, which measures brain connectivity and white matter tract integrity. The research team also tracked nutritional data: Grams per kilogram of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and overall caloric intake.”We found a significantly negative association between fractional anisotropy and cumulative macronutrient/caloric intake,” says Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director of Children’s Developing Brain Research Laboratory and senior author of the research. “Curiously, we also find significantly negative association between macronutrient/caloric intake and regional brain volume in the cortical and deep gray matter, cerebellum and brainstem.”Because the nutritional support does contribute to cerebral volumes and white matter microstructural development in very vulnerable newborns, Limperopoulos says the significant negative associations seen in this study may reflect the longer period of time these infants relied on nutritional support in the NICU.Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting presentations:Sunday, May 6, 2018 Source: read more