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Josef Neu, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Specialist

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Research at a glance

Top areas of exploration

  • Enterocolitis, Necrotizing , 54 publications
  • Intestines , 40 publications
  • Probiotics , 31 publications
  • Glutamine , 31 publications

Research activity

243 publications

12,741 citations

Why is this important?


Nutrition and the GI environment in the neonate have major effects not only during infancy, but for the entire lifetime of the individual, and this can even span generations due to epigenetic effects. Our lab has several ongoing projects that involve the requirements for certain amino acids such as glutamine and arginine in very low birthweight infants, the effect of various nutrients on subsequent development of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the effect of the intestinal commnensal microflora and probiotics on intestinal development, and the effects of novel nutritional agents on retinal diseases such as retinopathy of prematurity. Our work spans from evaluation of basic mechanisms of nutrients in cell cultures, studies in animal models and translation of these to and from studies in human infants.

Active clinical trials

Probiotic Study

IBP-9414 will be evaluated in preterm infants with a birth weight of 500-1500g, compared to placebo with regards to efficacy and safety in the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Josef Neu
Accepting Candidates
N/A - 48 Hours

My publications

243 publications


COVID-19 booster enhances IgG mediated viral neutralization by human milk in vitro.

Frontiers in nutrition

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Reassessing acquired neonatal intestinal diseases using unsupervised machine learning.

Pediatric research

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Antibiotics Use and Its Effects on the Establishment of Feeding Tolerance in Preterm Neonates.

American journal of perinatology

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Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Early Detection of Retinopathy of Prematurity: Review of the Literature.


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