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Physicians have long known that necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that destroys a premature infant's intestinal lining, is often connected to the development of severe brain injury in those infants who survive.(Unsplash)

Link between gut disease and brain injury in premature infants: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:04 PM IST
While working with mice, researchers have recently identified an immune system cell that travels from the gut to the brain and attacks cells rather than protect them as it normally does.
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The research points to a potential treatment for reducing brain injury in premature babies, showing microglia could be successfully targeted with drugs to control their harmful overactive behaviour.(Shutterstock)
The research points to a potential treatment for reducing brain injury in premature babies, showing microglia could be successfully targeted with drugs to control their harmful overactive behaviour.(Shutterstock)

Immune control switch could prevent brain injury in premature babies

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Through a series of clinical and pre-clinical studies, an international research team has for the first time worked out how to calm down hyperactive microglia, the brain’s immune cells.
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