Infographic: Gut Microbes Change How Well Drugs Work
Infographic: Gut Microbes Change How Well Drugs Work
Our resident bacteria can affect the activity of immunotherapies and other medicines in the body.
Infographic: Gut Microbes Change How Well Drugs Work
Infographic: Gut Microbes Change How Well Drugs Work

Our resident bacteria can affect the activity of immunotherapies and other medicines in the body.

Our resident bacteria can affect the activity of immunotherapies and other medicines in the body.

microbiology
How the Microbiome Influences Drug Action
How the Microbiome Influences Drug Action
Shawna Williams | Jul 15, 2019
Through their effects on metabolism and immunity, bacteria in the gut affect whether medications will be effective for a given patient.
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2019
Animal studies and a few small clinical trials show it’s possible to get commensal microbes to protect against bone loss, rather than contribute to it.
Image of the Day: Living Art
Image of the Day: Living Art
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 12, 2019
Swirls of bacteria form on an agar plate.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2019
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
Could Manipulating the Microbiome Treat Food Allergies?
Could Manipulating the Microbiome Treat Food Allergies?
Jef Akst | Jul 9, 2019
As evidence grows that gut bacteria play roles in the development and persistence of food allergies, researchers begin to explore microbe-based interventions.
Men with High HIV Risk Have Unique Gut Microbes, Inflammation: Study
Men with High HIV Risk Have Unique Gut Microbes, Inflammation: Study
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The microbiomes of men who have sex with men are associated with greater immune system activation and promote elevated rates of viral infection in vitro.
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Ashley Yeager | Jul 5, 2019
The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Catherine Offord | Jun 28, 2019
A study fails to detect ancient proteins among the microbes, adding to the debate about whether peptides can survive tens of millions of years underground.
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jun 27, 2019
Independent scientists say the original analysis is flawed; the authors stand by their work and are seeking outside statisticians to reanalyze the data.