Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.

Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.

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Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Ashley Yeager | Jul 5, 2019
The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.
Image of the Day: Gastric Colonies
Image of the Day: Gastric Colonies
Chia-Yi Hou | May 6, 2019
Scientists map the presence of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach of mice, showing where the bacteria colonize the gastric glands.
Image of the Day: Microbes At War
Image of the Day: Microbes At War
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 23, 2019
Scientists identify microbes in mice that help defend against Salmonella.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
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Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers find that it’s not just high-risk genes, but how children’s bodies respond to their own intestinal microbiota that relates to future diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.
Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Catherine Offord | Dec 10, 2018
Microbial species living in a fruit fly gut interact with one another—and influence the insect’s health and longevity in the process.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.