Gerber Foundation grant to compare term and preterm infant digestion

The Dallas lab was recently funded by the Gerber Foundation to examine how term and preterm infants digest milk proteins. We want to find out the extent to which preterm infants lack the ability to digest proteins compared to term infants. We will be examining the proteases present in milk, the stomach and the small intestine of these infants as well as the peptides released. Dr. Brian Scottoline at OHSU will be conducting the clinical sample collection and the Dallas lab team will be performing the sample analyses.

Posted on August 6, 2018 .