How might microorganisms move from one part of the body to another? Let's begin with the womb, where the concept of fetal colonization has rapidly gained acceptance, indicated by meconium and placental microbe studies.

Some bacteria transfer from mother to child

18 Sep 2015

by Kristina Campbell

One of the probiotic strains was recovered in the stool of the children at 10 days and 3 months of age, but there were no differences between the gut microbiota of the children in the control group and those in the probiotic group at 1 and 2 years of age.

Why do some children suffer adverse vaccine events while others escape injury? What can be done to limit risk of injury by vaccination? Current CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) vaccine protocol beginning within 12 hours of birth does not factor gut microbiota as crucial to immune response.

Dr. Erika Isolauri is a professor of paediatrics at the University of Turku, and chief physician at the Department of Paediatrics at Turku University Hospital in Finland. At the 2014 Harvard Probiotics Symposium she presented a talk entitled Probiotic Use

Contrary to the common idea of a "sterile" intrauterine environment, Aagaard and coauthors demonstrated the presence of a microbiome in placentas from 320 healthy pregnancies, collected under sterile conditions. This microbiome was quite different from that reported in other parts