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The human microbiome refers to the entire community of microorganisms that live on or in the human body. More specifically, it refers to all of the genes in these microbes, which include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses.
HMS scientists listen to crosstalk between gut microbes and immune system

HMS scientists listen to crosstalk between gut microbes and immune system

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Scientists develop new bioinformatics tool to make biological experiments more transparent

Scientists develop new bioinformatics tool to make biological experiments more transparent

IBD patients have less stable gut microbiome than healthy people, study shows

IBD patients have less stable gut microbiome than healthy people, study shows

Regular intake of prebiotics may promote recovery of normal sleep patterns after stress

Regular intake of prebiotics may promote recovery of normal sleep patterns after stress

ADA funds Kostic lab to support research on links between gut bacteria and autoimmune attack

ADA funds Kostic lab to support research on links between gut bacteria and autoimmune attack

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

New review examines use of probiotics or prebiotics for prevention of atopic dermatitis

New review examines use of probiotics or prebiotics for prevention of atopic dermatitis

Bacterial by-product helps correct gut microbiome imbalance in mouse model of ALS

Bacterial by-product helps correct gut microbiome imbalance in mouse model of ALS

Changes to maternal diet impact milk microbiome and oligosaccharide composition, study finds

Changes to maternal diet impact milk microbiome and oligosaccharide composition, study finds

Cervicovaginal microbial communities in pregnant woman may be key to preventing preterm birth

Cervicovaginal microbial communities in pregnant woman may be key to preventing preterm birth

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Researchers generate structural models for protein families with metagenomic sequences

Researchers generate structural models for protein families with metagenomic sequences

FishTaco method pinpoints bacterial species responsible for each functional imbalance in microbiome

FishTaco method pinpoints bacterial species responsible for each functional imbalance in microbiome

Scientists find altered blood-brain barrier and increased intestinal permeability in people with ASD

Scientists find altered blood-brain barrier and increased intestinal permeability in people with ASD

Global demand for plant and algae-based foods differs around the world

Global demand for plant and algae-based foods differs around the world

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Uterine microbiome study provides important insights into etiology of endometrial cancer

Uterine microbiome study provides important insights into etiology of endometrial cancer

New diet could treat pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

New diet could treat pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

New evidence may explain how gut microorganisms affect human physiology

New evidence may explain how gut microorganisms affect human physiology