Sophia Johnson

Sophia Johnson

Jul 01, 2018

Group 6 Copy 122
1
Please wait...

About This Project

Placentophagy is gaining in popularity as supporters of this behavior claim it has the ability to improve lactation, mood, recovery and engery level in childbirth. The placenta is often assumed to be sterile, but we now know that placentas have their own microbiome. This study aims to analyze the bacterial composition of processed placenta samples with attention on Group-B-Streptococci to understand potential bacterial infection associated with placentophagy.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Help us pioneer stem cell therapy for giraffe!

Arthritis is common in geriatric giraffe. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is uniquely suited to help find better arthritis...

Improving the detection of expired medication in developing countries to improve maternal health

Oxytocin prevents maternal mortality by reducing bleeding after giving birth. It's limited in rural areas...

Affordable 3D-Printed Neural Devices for Spinal Cord Regeneration

Medical treatments for spinal cord injuries are expensive and difficult to test. I want to try to develop...

Backer Badge Funded