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Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2018
A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.
Environment, Not Genetics, Primarily Shapes Microbiome Composition
Jim Daley | Feb 28, 2018
Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.
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.”
Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Meet Scientist to Watch Emily Balskus, who studies the microbes that inhabit humans.
Viruses of the Human Body
Eric Delwart | Nov 1, 2016
Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.
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.
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.
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Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
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Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2016
Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.
National Microbiome Initiative Launched
Tanya Lewis | May 13, 2016
The White House announces a new effort to study diverse microbial communities around the planet.