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Premature babies gain protective gut bacterium through breast-feeding

Premature babies gain protective gut bacterium through breast-feeding

A novel beneficial bacterium found in breast-fed babies has been shown to protect newborn mice from a dangerous intestinal disease that also affects premature infants, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

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Commensal Propionibacterium strain UF1 mitigates intestinal inflammation via Th17 cell regulation Natacha Colliou ... Shuzhao Li, Mansour Mohamadzadeh
J Clin Invest. 2017. doi:10.1172/JCI95376. Link to website