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Important work by SyMBIOTA trainee Carmen Tessier featured in WCHRI news article

The Women and Childrens Health Research Institute (WCHRI) in Edmonton, Alberta has highlighted important new research conducted by SyMBIOTA lab trainee Carmen Tessier. Her work on maternal distress during pregnancy, infant microbiome and neurodevelopment has revealed that infants born to moms who were distressed during the pre- or postnatal period had significantly higher levels of C. difficile bacteria in their guts and this was linked to lower cognitive and language test scores in childhood. Visit here to read the full article.

Tessier’s research was part of her master’s degree in medical sciences, supervised by SyMBIOTA lead, Dr Anita Kozyrskyj using data from the CHILD Study.

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