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Probiotic prevents infections in newborns

A major cause of death and disease in babies is the failure of their developing immune systems to block life-threatening infections. A clinical trial reports that the use of a probiotic can help to prevent such infections. See Article p.407

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The author has received research support and consultation fees from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, a non-profit scientific society.

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Tancredi, D. Probiotic prevents infections in newborns. Nature 548, 404–405 (2017).

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