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Improved Gut Development and Function in Preterm/LBW Babies

Kevin Nicholas of Deakin University in Australia will study the milk composition of lactating Australian marsupials (the tammar wallaby) to identify proteins, and then their human equivalents, that promote gut function and stomach development in infants. Such proteins could be developed into a supplement for improved health outcomes for preterm and low birth weight babies.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 7)

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