Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression

The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.

The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.

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Nutrition Researchers Can Determine What You’ve Been Eating
Nutrition Researchers Can Determine What You’ve Been Eating
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2020
The study of diet, long plagued by inaccuracies in self reports, is entering a new age of precision with the methods of metabolomics.
Infographic: Deciphering Diet from Blood and Urine Samples
Infographic: Deciphering Diet from Blood and Urine Samples
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2020
Nutrition researchers are beginning to use metabolomics to determine how healthy subjects’ diets are, and even to reveal specific properties of the foods they eat.
Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Emma Yasinski | Sep 3, 2019
Firefighters who didn’t develop obstructive airway disease after the World Trade Center attacks had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other factors that hint at possible protective effects of diet.
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2019
Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018
Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 15, 2017
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2016
Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.
More than Water
More than Water
Erin Weeks | Sep 6, 2013
A comprehensive analysis of human urine identifies more than 3,000 metabolites. 
Obesity-Cancer Link Detailed
Obesity-Cancer Link Detailed
Chris Palmer | Jun 26, 2013
Obesity drives an alteration of the gut microbiome, leading to the secretion of metabolites associated with the development of liver cancer.
“Breathprints” Could Diagnose Disease
“Breathprints” Could Diagnose Disease
Dan Cossins | Apr 5, 2013
Researchers can identify individuals by the unique chemical signatures in their breath, suggesting that exhalations could be used for metabolomic tests.
New Role for Anti-Doping Facility
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 2, 2012
Once the 2012 Olympics are over, the newly established drug testing lab will be turned into the world’s leading center for metabolic phenotyping.
Metabolites Involved in Chronic Pain
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 22, 2012
Untargeted metabolic profiling implicates a new suite of metabolites that may be involved in nerve damage-induced pain.