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Neonatal Immunity study (2008-09)

Funding comes from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and conducted one year.
Early development of immunity is critical to protect against potential pathogen. This study aimed to investigate the early maturation of immune responses in children and compare these to responses in Australian children who are less exposed to pathogens. The role of exposure to various environmental factors such as indoor air pollution from fire and cigarette smoking, the role of maternal diet and nutrition and how these influence early development and maturation of immune responses in children. This study is being conducted in collaboration with Telethon Institute of Child Health Research and School of Pediatrics and Child Health and the University of Western Australia.

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