Alberta Bloom

Can probiotics improve premature babies’ immature microbiome? New evidences

A clinical trial involving BLOOM babies lead by University of Calgary researchers have shown probiotic supplements can help form a healthy microbiome in the gut of the tiniest infants who are born without a fully formed gut microbiome. The study found that a specific mix (five species) of probiotic supplement accelerated the maturation of the microbiome into a term-like state and reduced intestinal inflammation in extremely preterm infants. Read more in the press release (Research study published in Cell Host Microbes). is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. If you would like to know more about our study updates click on the link below.

 November 5, 2021

UCalgary News

“UCalgary researcher investigates the link between the microbiome and asthma in premature babies”:

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October 28, 2020

With Holly's Help

“Researchers are using the International Microbiome Centre to discover how probiotics might help babies born preterm:”

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 April 3, 2019