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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Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

AGA white paper provides a roadmap for colorectal cancer screening

AGA white paper provides a roadmap for colorectal cancer screening

Ecological framework predicts key factors that determine the efficacy of FMT

Ecological framework predicts key factors that determine the efficacy of FMT

Antioxidants in diet could raise risk of bowel cancer, new study reveals

Antioxidants in diet could raise risk of bowel cancer, new study reveals

Study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to sickle cell crises

Study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to sickle cell crises

New technique can predict potential preterm birth with 73% accuracy in high-risk women

New technique can predict potential preterm birth with 73% accuracy in high-risk women

Antioxidant-rich foods may increase risk for bowel cancers, study finds

Antioxidant-rich foods may increase risk for bowel cancers, study finds

Early-in-life antibiotic exposure increases susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease

Early-in-life antibiotic exposure increases susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease

New technique spots potential preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women

New technique spots potential preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women

UCC Innovation launches new spinout company SeqBiome

UCC Innovation launches new spinout company SeqBiome

White blood cells and their role in the brain

White blood cells and their role in the brain

New biomolecules can benefit agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors

New biomolecules can benefit agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors

Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes development of 'social brain' in mice

Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes development of 'social brain' in mice

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

Saccharibacteria within a mammalian host are more diverse than ever anticipated, shows study

Saccharibacteria within a mammalian host are more diverse than ever anticipated, shows study

Exploring how bacteria and viruses coexist inside the human gut

Exploring how bacteria and viruses coexist inside the human gut

Gum disease and esophageal and stomach cancer risk

Gum disease and esophageal and stomach cancer risk

Weak immune status, and not HIV infection affects cavity prevalence in children

Weak immune status, and not HIV infection affects cavity prevalence in children

Bed bugs alter microbial community composition of infested homes

Bed bugs alter microbial community composition of infested homes

Deep Longevity and Human Longevity announce collaboration to deploy AI-powered aging clocks

Deep Longevity and Human Longevity announce collaboration to deploy AI-powered aging clocks