Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells

An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.

An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.

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Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Molecules produced by resident bacteria and their hosts may signal immune cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019
In a study of nearly 400 breastfeeding mothers, researchers find links between directly feeding the child and a more diverse microbiota, compared to milk from pumping.
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.
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.
Fecal Transplants More Successful from “Super-Donors”
Fecal Transplants More Successful from “Super-Donors”
Shawna Williams | Jan 22, 2019
A review finds that for several conditions, poop from certain healthy people is more likely to provide relief for recipients.
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 12, 2018
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment.
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
As people move to the United States from Southeast Asia, the microbes in their digestive tracts begin to Westernize, possibly explaining high rates of obesity and other metabolic issues in these immigrant populations.
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Ruth Williams | Oct 25, 2018
Using wild mice housed in laboratory conditions, researchers find that gut bacteria compositions change little from one generation to the next.
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Abby Olena | Sep 6, 2018
Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don’t consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics.