Tag: neonatal

  • Were we born with a microbiome? Maybe, maybe not!

    Were we born with a microbiome? Maybe, maybe not!

    Although ‘bacteria may be the only culture some people have’, just like good manners, bacteria in our microbiome are also something we acquire over time in our life. To understand the role of microbiome (and its variations) in health and disease, we first need to understand when humans start forming their first microbiome. The presence […]

  • A Mother’s Shield of Protection: The Maternal Immunity

    A Mother’s Shield of Protection: The Maternal Immunity

    “A mother’s love is like a fortress, And we seek protection there, When the waves of tribulation, Seem to drown us in despair.” Helen Steiner Rice We as newborn infants depend on our mother for nurture and protection. A mother loves unconditionally and protects us not just from physical threats, but also biological threats. Today, […]