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Is the womb really sterile?

Verantwortlicher Autor: Benjamin Graf-Lubec Vienna, 29.06.2020, 02:36 Uhr
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Vienna [ENA] According to the latest results of the researchers at the University of Western Australia in Perth, the human microbiome already exists in the womb. This bacterium originated before the birth of newborns. This is indicated by findings of bacterial DNA in amniotic fluid and stool samples of newborns. But even AIDS is not one-to-one transferable from the mother to the unborn.

Researchers at the University of Western Australia in Perth have concluded that babies may be able to come into contact with the first beneficial bacteria in the womb, contrary to popular belief. Research suggests that the microbiome would contact the infant before the birth canal. This, in turn, would mean that caesarean section children would not be at a disadvantage.

The researchers, who took samples from about 50 mothers during a caesarean section, also examined the newborns' stool. The result was surprising. Nevertheless, they discovered bacterial DNA in almost all samples. The researchers detected bacteria in 36 out of 43 usable amniotic fluid samples, and microbes were also detected in the stool samples of all 50 babies. "The next step will now be to confirm that the bacteria live in the womb and form a real microbiome," concludes Stinson. (Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019)

The researchers, who took samples from about 50 mothers during a caesarean section, also examined the newborns' stool. The result was surprising. Nevertheless, they discovered bacterial DNA in almost all samples. The researchers detected bacteria in 36 out of 43 usable amniotic fluid samples, and microbes were also detected in the stool samples of all 50 babies. "The next step will now be to confirm that the bacteria live in the womb and form a real microbiome," concludes Stinson. (Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019)

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