microbiome

February 7, 2018

Each year about 45 million Americans go on a diet, but many have no idea that they could be changing their microbiome in the process.

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February 6, 2018

Some 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. Most don't realize that, in doing so, they are changing their microbiomes.

September 27, 2017

Certain species of the gut microbiome seem to borrow a page from mercenaries in feudal Japan in their quest for supremacy.

August 31, 2017

People whose digestive tract harbors a bacteria called c. Difficile can suffer from diarrhea for weeks or months, and in some cases, years.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the mouth microbiome. The first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans was published Nov.

The livers of children and adults often react quite differently to therapeutic drugs, displaying radically dissimilar responses to the same pharmaceuticals for reasons that have remained mysterious. 

A large community of microorganisms calls the human digestive tract home.  This dynamic conglomerate of microscopic life forms – the gut microbiome – is vital to how people metabolize various nutrients in their food, how their immune systems rea

A team of researchers including Jeff McLean of the University of Washington has published dramatic new findings on bacteria that are detectable but have evaded cultivation in the lab.

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