The most interesting thing I’ve learned is that the gut-brain communication can influence the colonization of microbiome of babies. When I was doing the research for the writing exercise #7, the most information I got was about the usage of antibiotic or the mode of delivery, which I think is widely known. Researchers have done plenty of studies on the “outside” reasons, but it looks like we still need more efforts on the “inner” reasons.
Gut-brain communication occurs via interactions between the gut microbiome and PIN pathways, including cytokines, endocrine, and neural pathways. Powerful inflammatory stimulus such as LPS can go cross the intestinal interface and get the peritoneal cavity. This may stimulate a inflammatory response.
I may start my final essay by doing the research first, then write down the interesting points. After that, I will do the further research on those points.