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Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

By Catherine Offord | March 20, 2018

A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.

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Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.

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In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome

By Jef Akst | September 20, 2017

Hundreds of samples from microbes living in the gut, skin, mouth, and vagina add to the human microbiome “fingerprint.” 

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image: Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons

Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons

By Abby Olena | August 24, 2017

The composition of the gut microbiota varies by time of year and is more diverse than that of industrialized groups.

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Microbiota Manipulations

By Ruth Williams | July 17, 2017

Two research teams develop tools for tinkering with a bacterial genus prominent in human guts.

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Messing with the Microbiome

By Ruth Williams | July 17, 2017

Two new techniques allow researchers to manipulate the activity of gut bacteria. 

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Social Ties Linked with Gut Microbiota

By Aggie Mika | June 5, 2017

Individuals who are more social and report feeling close with their families display similar gut microbes. 

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image: Gut Microbes Linked to Neurodegenerative Disease

Gut Microbes Linked to Neurodegenerative Disease

By Abby Olena | December 1, 2016

Bacteria in the intestine influence motor dysfunction and neuroinflammation in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.

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image: Animal Microbiomes Are Unique and Beneficial to Their Hosts

Animal Microbiomes Are Unique and Beneficial to Their Hosts

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 29, 2016

Survey of 24 animal species suggests that each hosts a custom-tailored microbiome.

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Early-Life Microbiome

By Tracy Vence | June 16, 2016

Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.

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