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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MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

The Cancer Microbiome Atlas gives clearer picture of microbiota living in organs

The Cancer Microbiome Atlas gives clearer picture of microbiota living in organs

Researchers identify a simple way to eliminate sequencing errors produced by portable DNA sequencer

Researchers identify a simple way to eliminate sequencing errors produced by portable DNA sequencer

Inherited or transmitted gut microbes affect skeletal development in animals

Inherited or transmitted gut microbes affect skeletal development in animals

Poor gut health may adversely affect COVID-19 prognosis

Poor gut health may adversely affect COVID-19 prognosis

Study examines the role of gut microbes in anorexia

Study examines the role of gut microbes in anorexia

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Study: Sugar substitute doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults

Seed-borne bacterium can lead to complete resistance to a particular pathogen

Seed-borne bacterium can lead to complete resistance to a particular pathogen

Study uncovers strong links between a person's diet, gut microbes and health

Study uncovers strong links between a person's diet, gut microbes and health

Gut and oral microbiomes predict COVID-19 severity

Gut and oral microbiomes predict COVID-19 severity

Study highlights an important link between dietary fiber intake and depression

Study highlights an important link between dietary fiber intake and depression

Gut microbe may play a role in the development of breast cancers

Gut microbe may play a role in the development of breast cancers

Researchers test the effects of growth molecules exuded by oral bacteria

Researchers test the effects of growth molecules exuded by oral bacteria

Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Children’s hospitals are partly to blame as superbugs increasingly attack kids

Children’s hospitals are partly to blame as superbugs increasingly attack kids

Gut cells alert the body to danger during parasite invasion

Gut cells alert the body to danger during parasite invasion

Research shows how colanic acid extends lifespan in C. elegans

Research shows how colanic acid extends lifespan in C. elegans

Nanoplastics affect composition and diversity of human intestinal microbiome

Nanoplastics affect composition and diversity of human intestinal microbiome

Antibiotics for C-sections are effective when given after clamping the umbilical cord

Antibiotics for C-sections are effective when given after clamping the umbilical cord

Researchers investigate microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and health span

Researchers investigate microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and health span