In the womb, a fetus is sterile. But from the moment that a baby travels down the birth canal, bacteria and fungi begin their colonization. How the immune system tolerates this sudden influx of invaders has been a mystery.
Babies' Weak Immune Systems Let In "Good" Bacteria
Source: Scientific American
Image credits: Transforming chiropractic
Quality and Education Services
for Medical Laboratories and POCT
Follow Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine on