Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders

The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.

The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.

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Image of the Day: Living Art
Image of the Day: Living Art
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 12, 2019
Swirls of bacteria form on an agar plate.
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 14, 2019
The agency issued a safety warning after two patients contracted antibiotic-resistant infections and one of the patients died.
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2019
Scientists identify the coordinated sequence of pili movements that Pseudomonas aeruginosa use to move.
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2019
Bacteria coordinate a pilus's movement based on touch.
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Treating the microbial community residing on a painting with probiotics may offer a way to stave off biodegradation, a study suggests.
New Jersey Makes <em>Streptomyces griseus&nbsp;</em>Its Official State Microbe
New Jersey Makes Streptomyces griseus Its Official State Microbe
Chia-Yi Hou | May 13, 2019
Governor Phil Murphy signs a bill honoring the bacterium discovered in his state’s soil, now known for its antibiotic compounds used to treat tuberculosis.
Image of the Day: Micro Cleaners
Image of the Day: Micro Cleaners
Chia-Yi Hou | May 8, 2019
Microrobots kill bacteria and clean surfaces covered in biofilm.
Image of the Day: Tiny Targets
Image of the Day: Tiny Targets
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Beads filled with bacterial colonies indicate which antimicrobial compounds are working.