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Bacteria in Unexpected Places: The Breast Microbiome

In recent years, greater appreciation for microbes inhabiting human body sites has emerged. In the female mammary gland, milk has been shown to contain bacterial species, reaching the ducts from the skin. Researchers have also discovered a diverse population of bacteria within tissue collected from sites all around the breast in women ages 18 to Read more about Bacteria in Unexpected Places: The Breast Microbiome[…]

Can Mother’s Microbiome Affect Her Child’s Behavior?

Amidst the myriad of effects we’ve found our gut microbiome can have on our daily lives, a recent study finds that it may also affect behaviors in our offspring, even long after they’ve exited the womb. Two newer studies using rats published by MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School explored the idea that Read more about Can Mother’s Microbiome Affect Her Child’s Behavior?[…]

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