Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 26, 2003
Newly identified gut protein kills bacteria
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a new antibiotic protein that appears to kill certain types of bacteria in the intestine.

Oxygen deprivation at or immediately after birth may place premature babies at risk for problems
The January issue of Neuropsychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA) reports on links among pre-term birth, risk for birth hypoxia and cognitive problems, and reveals how the risk threshold for brain damage in preterm babies could be lower than thought.
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