Dr. Weibel Awarded Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant

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Cheap, simple bacteria test could spare newborns deadly infections.

"While that microbial environment in the gut is still developing, the introduction of one of many of the wrong kinds of bacteria may cause a severe immune response," says Douglas Weibel, biochemistry professor at UW-Madison. "In an infant, the immune system could just ravage the intestines."

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