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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Study explores whether gut bacteria profiles differ by race and insulin sensitivity status

Study explores whether gut bacteria profiles differ by race and insulin sensitivity status

UC San Diego receives $14.55 million to launch new Microbiome and Metagenomics Center

UC San Diego receives $14.55 million to launch new Microbiome and Metagenomics Center

NIH-funded study will use machine learning to predict individual responses to diet

NIH-funded study will use machine learning to predict individual responses to diet

Oral supplement appears to promote muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans

Oral supplement appears to promote muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans

NIH Common Fund supports Nutrition for Precision Health study

NIH Common Fund supports Nutrition for Precision Health study

Scientific review highlights the impact of coffee on digestive organs

Scientific review highlights the impact of coffee on digestive organs

Study analyzes the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child's risk of obesity

Study analyzes the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child's risk of obesity

Composition of microbes in the lower airways is different for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Composition of microbes in the lower airways is different for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Microbial characteristics of COVID-19

Microbial characteristics of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

GI problems experienced by children with ASD have a significant impact on wellbeing of their families

GI problems experienced by children with ASD have a significant impact on wellbeing of their families

Study reveals genomic regions that could help understand obesity

Study reveals genomic regions that could help understand obesity

Maternal transfer of healthier gut bacteria helps neonates to resist biliary atresia

Maternal transfer of healthier gut bacteria helps neonates to resist biliary atresia

Research may lead to new treatment options for Crohn's disease patients

Research may lead to new treatment options for Crohn's disease patients

Mice study shows how an antimicrobial found in toothpaste can trigger gut inflammation

Mice study shows how an antimicrobial found in toothpaste can trigger gut inflammation

Common member of the gut microbiome found to have specific preference for blood group A antigens

Common member of the gut microbiome found to have specific preference for blood group A antigens

Composition of poplar tree microbiome changes dramatically over time, study finds

Composition of poplar tree microbiome changes dramatically over time, study finds

Study shows probiotics can reduce symptoms of COVID-19 when taken post-exposure

Study shows probiotics can reduce symptoms of COVID-19 when taken post-exposure

Bacterial biofilms use a developmental patterning mechanism seen in plants and animals

Bacterial biofilms use a developmental patterning mechanism seen in plants and animals

Researchers discover how oral bacteria increase vulnerability to infection

Researchers discover how oral bacteria increase vulnerability to infection