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Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.

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Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration

By Tracy Vence | July 11, 2016

Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.

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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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image: Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

By Amanda B. Keener | May 9, 2016

A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.

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Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes

By Ruth Williams | May 5, 2016

Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice.

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image: Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016

Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.

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image: Transplanted Fecal Microbes Stick Around

Transplanted Fecal Microbes Stick Around

By Tanya Lewis | April 28, 2016

Donor bacteria coexist with a recipient’s own for three months after a fecal transplant.

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Branching Out

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 11, 2016

Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.

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image: Mother’s Microbiome Shapes Offspring’s Immunity

Mother’s Microbiome Shapes Offspring’s Immunity

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 17, 2016

The maternal gut microbiome guides neo- and postnatal immune system development, a mouse study shows. 

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