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Sophia Johnson

Sophia Johnson

Weimar, Germany

Postgraduate Student, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Intern for Anesthesiology/Intensive Care, Sophien- und Hufelandklinikum Weimar

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Published on Nov 06, 2017

Congress for Perinatal Medicine, Berlin, Germany 30.11. - 02.12. 2017

The first presentation of our research data on placenta remedies will be at the Congress for Perinatal Medicine in Berlin. The german Abstract for the poster presentation is now available online: h...

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Published on Aug 17, 2017

New Hypothesis on Postnatal Infections and the Role of Group B Streptococci

New Hypothesis onPostnatal Infections and the Role of Group B StreptococciAn amazing field of research has opened with the newinsights into the human microbiome. Communities of microbes (bacteria,f...

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Published on Mar 09, 2016

The placental microbiom

Picture taken from:www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org/cgi/content/full/6/237/237ra65/DC1Here is a short update on our project. We are about to start!Last week our team met with the Microbiologist...

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Published on Jan 20, 2016

Newspaper Article

Just a quick update on our project: We are in the news! The german magazine "ELTERN" (Feb 2016) released an Article featuring Midwife C. Enning, Prof. Markert and me. At the moment we are working o...

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Published on Dec 17, 2015

Thank YOU

Dear Backers, I want to thank you for supporting our research with your donation. I am speechless about the outcome of our crowd funding Campaign. Now it is time for the next steps. We are alre...

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Published on Dec 11, 2015

Placenta and beyond

The Spiritual Dimension of Placenta and Embryonic Membranes There are many ways to approach the organ placenta: from natural science to humanistic arts, from altern...

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Hallo Céline, das Paper ist eingereicht bei "Placenta" und gerade im Peer Review. Sobald es publiziert wird, werde ich eine Lab-Note dazu schreiben. Viele Grüße!
Jan 07, 2018
A scientific approach to placenta remedies: What hormones are found in placenta tissue?
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Dear Katie, thank you for your message! We´ve got all results back and working on the statistic analysis. We also got the results of the microbiological contamination of our retain samples. This will all be published in my medical thesis. Working hard to get everything done ;-)
Jan 06, 2017
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Dear Muriel, we are still waiting for the results from hormone analysis. The results will be published in my medical thesis. As soon as we have more information I will post them in a new lab note. Best, Sophia
Dec 01, 2016
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Still waiting for the results from "Food GmbH" the Analytik lab... Sorry!
Nov 07, 2016
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Thank you for your comment Denny! We still can´t answer this questions, there is a lack of scientific data on placentophagy. In our study we aim to find out if there is a risk for women who engage in placentophagy due to the bacterial contamination of the tissue. Further, we want to compare preparation methods and their impact on bacterial colonisation of placenta remedies. The good news is: we are about to start. Hopefully by next week we will receive the first placentas from donors to start the analysis.
Mar 11, 2016
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Hi Karen, we had a lab meeting today and discussed our further plans. I am really excited about the project, but there are many things to prepare and think of before we can start..
Dec 04, 2015
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Danke! I am thankful for your support.
Dec 04, 2015
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Hi Diana, great to hear from you! We will be happy about any exchange. Best, Sophia
Dec 04, 2015
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Hi Karina, please make sure to contact your midwife/physician before using placenta remedies as we can not provide individual medication advice. It is your responsibility to determine whether using placenta capsules can be beneficial to your wellbeing postpartum. We are hoping to get more data about placenta remedies through our research. Best, Sophia
Nov 25, 2015
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Hi Denis, as far as I know such studies do not exist, jet. There is a survey conducted by J. Selander (see my Oxytocin lab note) and it seems that placenta remedies could influence the mood of women postpartum. Our study aims to find out, if hormones that are discussed to have an impact on PPD, are contained in placenta tissue after dehydration.
Nov 24, 2015
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Dear Florence, Thank you for your support! As you say, more research on this topic has to be done - and this experiment will be a good starting point. We will do basic research but placebo controlled, double blind, clinical trials have to follow. I am happy to share the data we will collect with this experiment. It gives women a chance to decide well-informed if they want to use placenta remedies or not.
Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Jules, Thank you very much for your comment. Placentas from spontaneous, unmedicated birth will immediately be prepared at the placenta lab for further analysis. Each placenta will be divided in half, of which one part will be dehydrated, the other part frozen. After a sample size of six placentas is collected, the material will be transferred to the food analytic laboratory where approximately 11-12 substances will be tested for. I want to compare the contained amount of elements such as lead, iron and mercury. Furthermore, the amount of hormones such as CRH, oxytocin, human placental lactogen, estrogens and gestagens will be analyzed before and after the dehydration of placental tissue.
Nov 20, 2015
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