Microbiome

Human Microbiome Project (HMP)

The human body is colonized by thousands of microbial species, together referred to as the microbiome. Humans have about ten times more microbial cells than human cells, and the number of genes contained in the microbiome is more than 100 times greater than the number found in the human genome.

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High Throughput Identification and Quantification of Breast Cancer With NMR-Based Metabolomics

High Throughput Identification and Quantification of Breast Cancer With NMR-Based Metabolomics

Human immune system may play key role in shaping the microbiome composition

Human immune system may play key role in shaping the microbiome composition

Study suggests a role for the hypothalamus in genetic susceptibility to IBD

Study suggests a role for the hypothalamus in genetic susceptibility to IBD

New therapeutic approach brings hope for treating psoriasis

New therapeutic approach brings hope for treating psoriasis

Researchers use genomic tools and supercomputers to study the infant gut microbiome

Researchers use genomic tools and supercomputers to study the infant gut microbiome

Specific genes of infant gut bacterium determine its symbiotic function in the infant's gut

Specific genes of infant gut bacterium determine its symbiotic function in the infant's gut

Scientists uncover surprising players in acute liver failure

Scientists uncover surprising players in acute liver failure

Dietary 1H-NMR “Fingerprints” Could Help Fight Against Chronic Disease

Dietary 1H-NMR “Fingerprints” Could Help Fight Against Chronic Disease

The Future of Microbiome Research

The Future of Microbiome Research

Oral bacteria persist on wasted chewing gums for weeks

Oral bacteria persist on wasted chewing gums for weeks

Metabolite of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia

Metabolite of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia

Study suggests link between gut bacteria and weight gain after chemotherapy for breast cancer

Study suggests link between gut bacteria and weight gain after chemotherapy for breast cancer

Study could offer important clues on factors affecting human microbiome rhythms

Study could offer important clues on factors affecting human microbiome rhythms

NAM announces winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards

NAM announces winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards

A better understanding of the gut-brain axis may lead to new treatments for neurological disorders

A better understanding of the gut-brain axis may lead to new treatments for neurological disorders

Researchers receive $11 million grant to study factors involved in multi-drug resistant infections

Researchers receive $11 million grant to study factors involved in multi-drug resistant infections

Fecal transplants: The secret to eternal youth

Fecal transplants: The secret to eternal youth

CHLA investigator receives $3.4 million research grant to study rotavirus vaccine

CHLA investigator receives $3.4 million research grant to study rotavirus vaccine

Expanded screening method can help detect life-threatening complications in preterm babies

Expanded screening method can help detect life-threatening complications in preterm babies

UChicago genomics researcher wins NIH Director's New Innovator Award

UChicago genomics researcher wins NIH Director's New Innovator Award