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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a life-threatening condition that manifests as inflammation of the intestines. This devastating disease affects mostly premature babies, who account for up to 8 out of every 10 cases. In NEC, bacteria invade the intestinal wall. The resulting local infection and inflammation lead to the destruction of the intestinal lining, even through its entire thickness.
Maternal diet may enhance immune systems of premature infants, study shows

Maternal diet may enhance immune systems of premature infants, study shows

Pre-term infants fed with B. Infantis experienced lower level of intestinal inflammation

Pre-term infants fed with B. Infantis experienced lower level of intestinal inflammation

Researchers identify the missing link between intestinal disease and brain injury in premature infants

Researchers identify the missing link between intestinal disease and brain injury in premature infants

Mother's diet while breastfeeding can shape the profile of human milk oligosaccharides

Mother's diet while breastfeeding can shape the profile of human milk oligosaccharides

New technology to diagnose fatal disease in preemies granted FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation

New technology to diagnose fatal disease in preemies granted FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation

Specific genes of infant gut bacterium determine its symbiotic function in the infant's gut

Specific genes of infant gut bacterium determine its symbiotic function in the infant's gut

Expanded screening method can help detect life-threatening complications in preterm babies

Expanded screening method can help detect life-threatening complications in preterm babies

Study: Antibiotics have prolonged effects on breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants

Study: Antibiotics have prolonged effects on breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants

Choosing the best milk fortifiers can lead to improved health outcomes in premature babies

Choosing the best milk fortifiers can lead to improved health outcomes in premature babies

Researchers develop machine learning tool to predict necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

Researchers develop machine learning tool to predict necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

New preclinical study shows promise for treating necrotizing enterocolitis

New preclinical study shows promise for treating necrotizing enterocolitis

Immune systems of preemies can catch up

Immune systems of preemies can catch up

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Award to help advance development of diagnostic test for necrotizing enterocolitis

Award to help advance development of diagnostic test for necrotizing enterocolitis

Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease

Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease

Newborn mouse model yields clues to cause of devastating gut disease in anemic preemies

Newborn mouse model yields clues to cause of devastating gut disease in anemic preemies

Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria

Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria

New initiative to increase mothers' ability to provide milk for very low birth weight infants

New initiative to increase mothers' ability to provide milk for very low birth weight infants