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Childhood immune system: the benefits of vaginal delivery

Vaginal delivery promotes the transmission of maternal microbiota, whose composition is involved in the development of newborns’ immune system, especially through the lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis pathway.   19.1% of deliveries worldwide are performed by C-section. This number rises to ...
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How is the mycobiota established in newborns?

At this time, fungal populations in newborns and their long-term impact on health have been very little studied. In babies aged  0 to 1 month, their characterization shows low diversity and relative stability but site-dependent variations, linked in part to the mode of delivery.   Th...
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Inherited excess weight: intestinal microbiota and mode of delivery act in concert

A mother can transmit her excess weight to her child. Canadian researchers describe how the mode of delivery and certain modifications of the child’s intestinal microbiota could act together in this weight transfer.   Children born to a mother who is herself overweight or obese (OWOB) bef...
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