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Using Strain-Level Analyses to Understand Maternal Seeding of the Microbiome

The infant gut is rapidly colonized by microbes shortly after birth and the community that is established in early life may shape later gut microbial populations. The vertical transmission of bacteria from mother to infant at birth plays an important … Continue reading

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The Microbiome and Longevity: How gut microbes may impact lifespan

In recent years, the microbiome has been recognized as a major factor affecting the functioning of host organisms, influencing both health and disease. At the same time, aging research has provided many possible interventional strategies aimed at extending the human … Continue reading

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