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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Cancer chemical from common gut microbe

Cancer chemical from common gut microbe

First human vaginal non-redundant gene catalog released

First human vaginal non-redundant gene catalog released

New discovery will change our understanding of bile production

New discovery will change our understanding of bile production

Gut bacteria may predict risk of pulmonary hypertension

Gut bacteria may predict risk of pulmonary hypertension

Specific gut bacteria may predict development of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Specific gut bacteria may predict development of pulmonary arterial hypertension

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences partners with microbiome specialist MRM Health

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences partners with microbiome specialist MRM Health

UTHealth physician-scientist receives AHA’s $1 million Merit Award for stroke research

UTHealth physician-scientist receives AHA’s $1 million Merit Award for stroke research

Ancient primate microbiomes may yield more information about human development

Ancient primate microbiomes may yield more information about human development

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Cleaning products may raise the risk of childhood asthma finds study

Cleaning products may raise the risk of childhood asthma finds study

Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth

Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth

Mediterranean diet promotes healthy aging with healthier gut microbiome

Mediterranean diet promotes healthy aging with healthier gut microbiome

Plant-based diets improve heart health via the gut microbiome

Plant-based diets improve heart health via the gut microbiome

Adaptive gut microbiome of ancient humans could have been critical for evolution

Adaptive gut microbiome of ancient humans could have been critical for evolution

Lab mice may have differences in small-intestine microbiome as compared to humans

Lab mice may have differences in small-intestine microbiome as compared to humans

Unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses discovered

Unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses discovered

Newly discovered large phages blur the life/non-life boundary

Newly discovered large phages blur the life/non-life boundary

Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender

Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender

Gut bacteria composition and diversity linked to human personality traits

Gut bacteria composition and diversity linked to human personality traits

Bacterial viruses in intestinal tracts of children may play a role in stunting

Bacterial viruses in intestinal tracts of children may play a role in stunting