September 2, 2014
Bacteria in the Placenta
An article was recently published in “Science Translational Medicine” entitled “The Placenta Harbors a Unique Microbiome”. The researchers collected placentas from 320 subjects and analyzed DNA to accurately identify which strains of microbial life were present. There's bacteria in the placenta? In the past, placentas and the intrauterine birth environment were thought...