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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.
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

Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants

First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

CHOP researchers use machine-learning models for early detection of sepsis in NICU infants

CHOP researchers use machine-learning models for early detection of sepsis in NICU infants

Mother’s milk important to protect infants with congenital heart disease from infection

Mother’s milk important to protect infants with congenital heart disease from infection

Researchers gain new insights into development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

Researchers gain new insights into development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

New study finds change in complex sugars found in breastmilk of women taking probiotic

New study finds change in complex sugars found in breastmilk of women taking probiotic

Johns Hopkins researchers identify molecular causes of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

Johns Hopkins researchers identify molecular causes of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies

Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies

Transplantation of feces may protect preterm children from deadly bowel disease

Transplantation of feces may protect preterm children from deadly bowel disease

Prenatal inflammation may explain why some infants are more prone to neonatal sepsis

Prenatal inflammation may explain why some infants are more prone to neonatal sepsis

Researchers find human milk oligosaccharides in amniotic fluid

Researchers find human milk oligosaccharides in amniotic fluid

Researchers develop biofilm formulations that protect from necrotizing enterocolitis

Researchers develop biofilm formulations that protect from necrotizing enterocolitis

Researchers find link between metabolite profile, sugar in the diet and risk of NEC

Researchers find link between metabolite profile, sugar in the diet and risk of NEC

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

Implanted robotic system stimulates tissue growth in stunted organs

Implanted robotic system stimulates tissue growth in stunted organs

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces inflammation in mouse model of colitis

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces inflammation in mouse model of colitis