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UTI research finds bacterial reservoir

Sufferers of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) could expect more effective treatments due to University of Queensland research. The university’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Mark Schembri says UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections.  “They are a major burden on global healthcare and approximately 25 …

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Confirmed: exposure to bacteria begins in womb

Australian researchers have settled a longstanding controversy as to whether the womb is sterile. A new study based on contamination controls has confirmed that exposure to influential bacteria begins in the womb and could help to shape the developing foetal immune system, gut and brain. The study’s researchers gathered amniotic …

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