Necrotizing Entercolitis, an infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the intestine, affects about 10,000 babies a year in the country, and mortality rates are roughly 40 percent. University of Arizona plant scientists are studying a novel approach at halting this leading cause of death in premature infants, adding a particular protein to soybeans that can be used in formula as a preventative measure. The study is being led by Drs. Eliot Herman and Monica Schmidt.
Modified Formula Aims to Prevent Death in Premature Infants