Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia get a significant glimpse into microbiome development in early life;
Important new information on bacterial colonization of the infant's gut.
|How the gut microbiome develops in the first hours of infancy|
Researchers Get Important Glimpse into Microbiome Development in Early Life
Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have described how the gut microbiome develops in the first hours of infancy, providing an important baseline for how changes in this environment might affect health and cause diseases later in life.
The researchers understand the significant connection between human health and many species of bacteria in the gut microbiome, how these species emerge in infancy and what functions the species serve are not fully understood.
They focused on three species of bacteria - Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, and Bacteroides vulgatus.
The findings were published online by the journal Nature Microbiology.