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Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons
Abby Olena | Aug 24, 2017
The composition of the gut microbiota varies by time of year and is more diverse than that of industrialized groups.
Genes’ Composition Guides More-Optimal Diets
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2017
Fruit flies and mice grow better and eat less when the amino acid balance of their food reflects that coded by their exomes.
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2017
At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.
Running on Empty
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2017
Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.
Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based Diet
Ruth Williams | May 31, 2017
See how scientists designed food with amino acid compositions based on protein-coding regions in the genomes of mice and fruit flies.
Secrets from Neanderthal Tooth Plaque
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2017
Ancient hominins in northern Spain ate mushrooms, pine nuts, and moss, and may have used
mold and other natural products to sooth toothache pain.
The Topography of Teeth
Bob Grant | Nov 29, 2016
Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2016
Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2016
Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.
Less Chewing, More Doing
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2016
Food processing in early hominid populations might have played a key role in human evolution by increasing net energy uptake, researchers show.