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Is it the cesarean, or the absence of labor?

I’ve written a fair amount about the association between cesarean birth and the increased risk of immune-related diseases like asthma, diabetes, celiac disease, and even… 631 more words


Study Shows the importance of Gut Microbiota in Stem Cell Transplant Outcome

In The News 17 June 2014

New  research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), suggests that the diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of patients receiving stem cell transplants may be an important predictor of their post-transplant survival. 611 more words

Fecal Transplant Treatment (FMT)

Starvation and the infant gut

The gut microbiota—the collection of trillions of bacteria that populate the bowel in humans—goes through somewhat predictable developmental stages in infancy and early childhood. Some types of bacteria dominate right after birth, while others increase in number as the diet changes from milk to solid foods over the course of the first two years of life. 301 more words