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: Early introduction of solid foods may predispose infants to obesity

Study: Early introduction of solid foods may predispose infants to obesity

TGen ramps up testing for COVID-19 to combat global health threat

TGen ramps up testing for COVID-19 to combat global health threat

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

UDCA treatment affects C. diff life cycle, reduces inflammatory response in mice

UDCA treatment affects C. diff life cycle, reduces inflammatory response in mice

Scientists discover a completely new antibiotic resistance gene

Scientists discover a completely new antibiotic resistance gene

Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV

Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV

Diet, nutrition have profound impact on microbial composition in the gut

Diet, nutrition have profound impact on microbial composition in the gut

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Detailed map of human tongue microbiome

Detailed map of human tongue microbiome

Commonly used mouthwash increases lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH

Commonly used mouthwash increases lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH

Microbiome search-based method can improve efficiency in disease detection and diagnosis

Microbiome search-based method can improve efficiency in disease detection and diagnosis

Bacterial extracellular vesicles could combat antibiotic resistance

Bacterial extracellular vesicles could combat antibiotic resistance

Fecal Microbiota Transplants highly successful in treating patients with C.diff infection

Fecal Microbiota Transplants highly successful in treating patients with C.diff infection

Gut microbiota generate bursts of diversity at unprecedented amounts

Gut microbiota generate bursts of diversity at unprecedented amounts

Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Blood test for microbial DNA could warn of cancer

Blood test for microbial DNA could warn of cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

Diet influences multiple sclerosis disease course

Diet influences multiple sclerosis disease course

Baylor College of Medicine and UH team up for new research collaborations

Baylor College of Medicine and UH team up for new research collaborations

CRISPR-Cas system can be used to effectively target colitis pathogen

CRISPR-Cas system can be used to effectively target colitis pathogen