Newborn babies can pick up GBS from their mother's vaginal tract during childbirth.
The Microbiome Research Centre, a comprehensive world-class facility dedicated to studying the microbiota in health and disease, has opened at UNSW's St George & Sutherland Clinical School.
Philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn has donated $3 million for research to be led by UNSW academics at the Microbiome Research Centre, based at St George Hospital.
Research of microbiota in health and disease has received a federal funding boost, with an additional $4 million committed towards the Microbiome Research Centre.
The Microbiome Research Centre is a comprehensive world-class microbiome-focused research centre solely dedicated to studying the microbiota in health and disease.
Research into our faecal matter could lead to profound changes in the way we treat and diagnose disease. For now, though, it pays to beware of the hype.
Researchers investigating 'the new frontier of medicine' and its defining effects on how we live and die are preparing to open a world class facility.
The first research grants have been awarded for microbiome research to be carried out at a new dedicated St George Hospital-based centre.