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Messing with the Microbiome
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2017
Two new techniques allow researchers to manipulate the activity of gut bacteria.
Social Ties Linked with Gut Microbiota
Aggie Mika | Jun 5, 2017
Individuals who are more social and report feeling close with their families display similar gut microbes.
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.
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.
Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2017
Fecal transplants from humans with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety into mice lead to similar symptoms and anxiety-like behavior in the rodents, researchers report.
Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 12, 2016
Byproducts of gut microbes in some 1-month–old babies trigger inflammation that is linked to later asthma development, researchers find.
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2016
Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.
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.