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Remarkable Diversity of Milk-digesting Bacteria in Hunter-gatherer Infants

By: Marina Wang
Issue #110 | Date: 09 2022

A metagenomic analysis of stool samples taken from the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania showed that infants have a more a diverse gut microbiome than infants from industrialized lifestyles. These subtle differences compound over time and influence the t

Baby Backwash Can Trigger Immune Response in Milk

By: Lauren Milligan Newmark, Ph.D.
Issue #110 | Date: 09 2022

When a human infant suckles, some of their saliva gets pulled back into the nipple and can travel into the milk ducts. Researchers believe this could inform the mammary gland about the infant’s health