commensal organisms
The Body’s Ecosystem
The Body’s Ecosystem
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.
Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina
Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina
Jef Akst | May 19, 2014
The overly simplistic notion of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiome is giving way to an appreciation of diverse and dynamic bacterial communities.
Money Microbiome
Money Microbiome
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2014
Swabbing cash circulating in New York City reveals more than 3,000 different types of bacteria.
Microbiome Influences
Microbiome Influences
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2014
Researchers find that gender, education level, and breastfeeding can affect humans’ commensal microbial communities.
Foot Fungus Revealed
Foot Fungus Revealed
Bob Grant | Jul 2, 2013
A new study profiles the garden of fungal organism that grows on human feet.