Hot topics in bioactive nutrition – HMOs and MOS - Dr. Colin Cercamondi
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and bovine milk derived oligosaccharides (MOS) are bioactive components in infant nutrition that have been clinically demonstrated to have favorable gut microbiome modulating effects as well as beneficial effects on gastrointestinal related immunity.
Brain development and nutrition in toddlers–update from the Baby Connectome Project - Prof. Weili Lin
The Baby Connectome Project (BCP) and the BCP-Enriched studies investigate brain development trajectories in the first years of life and influencing factors such as nutrition, sleep and gut microbiota.
Brain and cognitive development – a focus on myelination and executive functions - Dr. Barry O’Neill
Executive functions (inhibition, working memory, cognitive flexibility) develop in children as an interplay of brain maturation, including myelination, and external environmental factors (e.g. nutrition, stimulation).
Bioactive nutrition and infant gut development - Dr. Ryan Carvalho
Scientific advances have enabled a better understanding of some of the unique components in human milk, termed ‘bioactives’, which are thought to protect against infection and inflammation, and contribute to immune maturation and healthy microbial colonisation.
Importance of faecal biomarkers and the microbiome’s role in child health and disease… Is it really all about the poop? - Dr. Ben Gold
Diet, environment and microbiota in infancy are factors that can support gut barrier function and immune development. Studies show that nutrition interventions, particularly breastfeeding and human milk oligosaccharides, may influence the development of a normal microbiome.