Gordon’s research first established a link between obesity and the trillions of friendly microbes that live in the intestine.
Gordon is known widely for his pioneering studies demonstrating how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut influence human health.
“The new guidelines, if properly implemented, will reduce childhood deaths by about 175,000 annually,” said Mark Manary, MD.
A study of young twins living in Malawi shows that severe malnutrition is triggered by more than poor nutrition.
Water for Ghana: Working for Community Water Solutions
Coady and four other WUSTL students went to Ethiopia for the first time last May for an initial assessment of the school and its surrounding community. What they found was frightening.
Lingering problem found in gut microbe communities of malnourished children.
New research may help explain why millions of malnourished children suffer from stunted growth and fail to thrive after treatment with nutrient-rich therapeutic foods.
Indi Trehan, MD, shows that severely malnourished children are more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with therapeutic food.
Led by Jeffrey I. Gordon, faculty member at the WUSTL School of Medicine, the team is striving to find new ways to prevent malnutrition in children.