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Cerebral palsy in infants
USC researcher Barbara Sargent‘s study is monitoring a baby‘s inability to bend hip, knee and ankle independently of each other in hopes of finding a way to diagnose cerebral palsy earlier. (Photo/Shutterstock)

Researcher’s goal: Detect cerebral palsy in infants earlier than ever before

USC’s Barbara Sargent is studying whether a particular type of movement can be used to diagnose cerebral palsy in early infancy — work that could have a huge impact on how the babies learn to walk.