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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.
Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 16, 2017
An oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India.
Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally
Diana Kwon | Jul 7, 2017
Fifty countries report strains of the bacteria that are resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Andrea Anderson | May 22, 2017
Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.
Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Diana Kwon | May 17, 2017
Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2017
Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.
Key Regulator of Intestinal Homeostasis Identified
Diana Kwon | Mar 3, 2017
SP140, an epigenetic reader protein mutated in a number of autoimmune disorders, is essential for macrophage function and preventing intestinal inflammation, scientists show.
Study: Babies’ Microbiomes Indifferent to Mode of Delivery
Kerry Grens | Jan 24, 2017
Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies.
A Drug-Resistant Superbug May Be Stealthily Spreading
Diana Kwon | Jan 18, 2017
Person-to-person transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in US hospitals may be occurring without symptoms, a new study suggests.
Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders
Anna Azvolinsky | May 25, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease–associated amyloid-β peptides trap microbes in the brains of mice and in the guts of nematodes, a study shows.