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IMPORTANT POINTS & DISCOVERIES

  • Demonstrated that the human placenta does not have a microbial signal beyond that also evident in background technical controls in typical pregnancies.
  • Efficaciously characterized the molecular microbiology of the human upper genital tract outside pregnancy and demonstrated that the endometrium is not dominated by Lactobacillus, as has been widely reported.
  • Showed that the majority of bacteria associated with intra-amniotic infection ascended into the amniotic cavity from the lower genital tract.