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Gut microbiome: meet Bifidobacterium breve, keeping babies healthy

By Rocío Sánchez Gallardo, PhD candidate, School of Microbiology & APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork
Bifidobacterium breve, or B breve for short, is a bacterial species that’s found in the human intestine. It’s especially relevant in early life, being one of the most abundant bacteria in the newborn gut.

B breve is a species of the genus Bifidobacterium and is considered key in the development of a healthy gut. It has been studied extensively over the years to uncover how it benefits us from our first days of life.

Some of the

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