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2013-04-16 11:02:40

Abnormal gut bacteria in premature babies can be found days before the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) finds new research in BioMed Central's open access journal Microbiome. Babies who later went on to develop NEC had a lower diversity of gut bacteria 4-9 days after birth, increased level of Firmicutes or Enterobacteriaceae, and lacked the Propionibacterium found in healthy babies. NEC is a common but devastating problem of premature babies - affecting about 10% of infants born at...

2013-04-16 10:09:36

Researchers have discovered a biomarker that may help prevent a devastating intestinal disease that occurs in one of every 10 early preterm infants. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study may help prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a condition primarily seen in preemies in which bowel tissue dies. The death rate approaches 30 percent. Survivors are at risk for short-bowel syndrome (caused by surgical removal of the small intestine) and neurodevelopmental disability....

Stem Cells Heal Damaged Intestinal Tissue In Premature Babies
2013-03-25 08:16:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers studying stem cells removed from amniotic fluid have found a possible role the cells have on healing damage caused by necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a severe inflammation that can destroy tissues in the gut and lead to major organ failure. The findings, published in the journal Gut, are based on early animal tests that reveal healing and an increase in survival. The researchers say the evidence could lead to a new...

2013-03-23 23:19:41

Despite increasing sales of computers over the last five years, falling computer prices have been impeding revenue growth for the industry; in addition, firms have had to face rising competition from tablets. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry to its growing report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 In the five years to 2013, IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Global Computer...

2013-03-22 00:20:06

- Ensuring clear voice communications for smart devices - Tokyo, Mar 22, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - About NEC CorporationNEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers....


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