Pediatric researcher Misty Good (IMAGE) Washington University in St. Louis Caption A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a protein in the immune system that may protect babies from necrotizing enterocolitis, a leading cause of death among premature infants. Pictured is Misty Good, MD, MS, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Washington University. Credit Matt Miller/Washington University Usage Restrictions Please credit Washington University License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.