Microbiome

What is the Human Virome?

The human virome is the overall collection of viruses that live within and on the body. It is possible for viruses to infect both human cells and other microbes, such as bacteria (as with bacteriophages).

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Investigating the prerequisites for developing RNA-based antibiotics

Investigating the prerequisites for developing RNA-based antibiotics

UMass Amherst assistant professor wins $1.4 million grant to engineer synthetic bacteria for water contaminant removal

UMass Amherst assistant professor wins $1.4 million grant to engineer synthetic bacteria for water contaminant removal

Mother's gut microbes can aid in the healthy development of baby, finds study

Mother's gut microbes can aid in the healthy development of baby, finds study

Prebiotic fiber inulin offers a protective effect against the damage of high-salt diet

Prebiotic fiber inulin offers a protective effect against the damage of high-salt diet

UC San Diego scientists report on the molecular impact of life indoors

UC San Diego scientists report on the molecular impact of life indoors

Researchers model a complex childhood disease on-a-chip

Researchers model a complex childhood disease on-a-chip

Study links post-COVID symptoms with alterations in gut microbiota

Study links post-COVID symptoms with alterations in gut microbiota

New perspectives on C-section and microbiota in newborns

New perspectives on C-section and microbiota in newborns

Lack of biodiversity in the gut or elevated metabolites associated with heart failure severity

Lack of biodiversity in the gut or elevated metabolites associated with heart failure severity

Gut microbiome acts on the brain to control appetite

Gut microbiome acts on the brain to control appetite

Co-development of three systems linked with baby's respiratory health

Co-development of three systems linked with baby's respiratory health

Male gut health may benefit from beer

Male gut health may benefit from beer

How does gut microbiota impact mental health in 18–25s?

How does gut microbiota impact mental health in 18–25s?

Fecal microbiota transplant shows durable effect in treating irritable bowel syndrome

Fecal microbiota transplant shows durable effect in treating irritable bowel syndrome

Nasopharyngeal microbiota influences SARS-CoV-2 infection status and severity

Nasopharyngeal microbiota influences SARS-CoV-2 infection status and severity

Understanding how diet and the microbiome impact colorectal cancer rates

Understanding how diet and the microbiome impact colorectal cancer rates

The microbiome plays a vital role in a healthy diet

The microbiome plays a vital role in a healthy diet

Infants in industrialized nations have fewer gut bacteria that efficiently digest breast milk

Infants in industrialized nations have fewer gut bacteria that efficiently digest breast milk

Lifestyle-specific differences in infant gut microbiome composition

Lifestyle-specific differences in infant gut microbiome composition

Probiotic bacteria may enhance anti-cancer activities of tamoxifen to reduce ER+ breast cancer risk

Probiotic bacteria may enhance anti-cancer activities of tamoxifen to reduce ER+ breast cancer risk