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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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UMass Amherst Ph.D. candidate receives USDA-NIFA fellowship for food allergy research

UMass Amherst Ph.D. candidate receives USDA-NIFA fellowship for food allergy research

Researchers develop a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform to edit superbugs

Researchers develop a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform to edit superbugs

'Good cholesterol' protects the liver from inflammation and injury, study shows

'Good cholesterol' protects the liver from inflammation and injury, study shows

Maternal fecal transplant may help restore gut microbiota in newborns with diabetes risk

Maternal fecal transplant may help restore gut microbiota in newborns with diabetes risk

Dysbiosis in gut microbiota may cause severe secondary infection in COVID-19 patients

Dysbiosis in gut microbiota may cause severe secondary infection in COVID-19 patients

Early life exposure to antibiotics could alter brain development

Early life exposure to antibiotics could alter brain development

Fungi and bacteria in the gut may equally impact human health and disease severity

Fungi and bacteria in the gut may equally impact human health and disease severity

Bacteroides-dominant gut microbiome linked with advanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Bacteroides-dominant gut microbiome linked with advanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

Study: Diet rich in fermented foods boosts microbial diversity, decreases inflammation

Composition and structure of nasopharyngeal microbiome relate to COVID-19 disease severity

Composition and structure of nasopharyngeal microbiome relate to COVID-19 disease severity

Metabolites of intestinal bacteria can positively influence the efficacy of tumor therapies

Metabolites of intestinal bacteria can positively influence the efficacy of tumor therapies

How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

How do host factors like the lung microbiome aid in SARS‐CoV‐2 infection?

Using commensal bacteria to produce vaccine-like immune responses to dangerous bacterium

Using commensal bacteria to produce vaccine-like immune responses to dangerous bacterium

Researchers discover how to artificially produce healthy mucus

Researchers discover how to artificially produce healthy mucus

Mother-to-baby SARS-CoV-2 transmission in pregnancy possible but rare, says study

Mother-to-baby SARS-CoV-2 transmission in pregnancy possible but rare, says study

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Chemotherapy destabilizes gut microbiome in cancer patients

Chemotherapy destabilizes gut microbiome in cancer patients

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer