Microbes in the gut aren't just important for digesting your food. In pregnant women, these gut microbes are producing chemicals that are essential for proper brain development of the fetus.
Newborn babies can pick up GBS from their mother's vaginal tract during childbirth.
For your 2020 New Year's resolutions, think about keeping the microbes that live inside your gut healthy. Look after them and they'll look after you.
Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.