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How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
Diana Kwon | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.
In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2017
Hundreds of samples from microbes living in the gut, skin, mouth, and vagina add to the human microbiome “fingerprint.”
Ruth Williams | Jul 17, 2017
Two research teams develop tools for tinkering with a bacterial genus prominent in human guts.
Messing with the Microbiome
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2017
Two new techniques allow researchers to manipulate the activity of gut bacteria.
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Jef Akst | Apr 10, 2017
Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.
In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 29, 2017
Corbiculate bees and their gut-dwelling microbes have been coevolving since the social species evolved from their solitary ancestors around 80 million years ago, scientists suggest.
Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent
infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 21, 2016
Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find.
Stroke Alters Gut Microbiome, Impacting Recovery
Tanya Lewis | Jul 15, 2016
A bidirectional link between the brain and the gut can improve or worsen brain injury in mice, researchers report.