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Immune deficiency explains why preterm babies are vulnerable to infections

December 01, 2010
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New research led by Dr. Pascal Lavoie shows that preterm babies are low in a blood protein called p40 that helps fight bacterial and viral infections, and that babies who developed sepsis had the lowest levels of p40.

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