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Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs

By Kerry Grens | December 6, 2015

The popular type 2 diabetes drug may cause profound changes in patients’ microbiomes.

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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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Blood-Gut Barrier

By Ruth Williams | November 12, 2015

Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.

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Exploring the Inner Universe

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 6, 2015

A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit introduces visitors to the microbes within their bodies. 

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2015

The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success

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Microbesity

By Jenny Rood | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.

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Predatory Journal Biz Booming

By Bob Grant | October 5, 2015

Scientific publishers with questionable standards raked in about $75 million and published more than 400,000 articles last year, according to a new analysis.

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Microbiome Meals

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 1, 2015

Researchers identify a handful of genes that help bacteria in the mouse gut adapt to dietary changes.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.

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Cultural Riches

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2015

Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.

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