Alberta Bloom

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BLOOM | Begin a Life of health with Observation and Optimization of the Microbiome

 

Mission Statement

Alberta BLOOM is a major research initiative at the University of Calgary aiming to discover how the maternal and infant microbiotas – all of the microbes living in and on the human body – impact infant and child health. By engaging mothers in biomedical research, Alberta BLOOM makes them active partners in the development of evidence-based policies and interventions that empower women to make healthy choices for their bodies and their babies.

What is Alberta BLOOM?

Alberta BLOOM is a research initiative aiming to understand the role of the maternal and early life microbiome in preterm birth as well in chronic diseases such as asthma and Irritable Bowel Disease. This research will help decipher what specific microbiome features are involved in the development of premature and term babies.  Alberta BLOOM will capture the most critical, complicated, and irrevocable periods of human development of pregnancy: birth and the first year of life.  The results of this study promises to greatly add to our understanding of how the maternal microbiome influences both short and long term health outcomes.

Microbiome Figure

Alberta BLOOM is a research initiative aiming to understand the role of the maternal and early life microbiome in preterm birth as well in chronic diseases such as asthma and Irritable Bowel Disease. This research will help decipher what specific microbiome features are involved in the development of premature and term babies.  Alberta BLOOM will capture the most critical, complicated, and irrevocable periods of human development of pregnancy: birth and the first year of life.  The results of this study promises to greatly add to our understanding of how the maternal microbiome influences both short and long term health outcomes

Microbiome Figure

Alberta BLOOM is a major research initiative at the University of Calgary aiming to discover how the maternal and infant microbiotas – all of the microbes living in and on the human body – impact infant and child health. By engaging mothers in biomedical research, Alberta BLOOM makes them active partners in the development of evidence-based policies and interventions that empower women to make healthy choices for their bodies and their babies.