Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.
Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists

Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.

Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.

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Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Curious Cure: Human Waste
Curious Cure: Human Waste
Kendall Powell | Aug 12, 2019
Studies point to the life-saving record of fecal transplants for patients infected with C. diff, despite a recent death. Doctors are now testing the procedure for other conditions.
Image of the Day: Tamed Gut Bacteria
Image of the Day: Tamed Gut Bacteria
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 8, 2019
Curbing the growth of harmful bacteria in mouse microbiomes reduces the animals’ incidence of inflammation-related colorectal cancer.
Mouse Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome More than Their Environment
Mouse Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome More than Their Environment
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 6, 2019
Neither the maternal microbiome nor housing conditions appear to permanently alter which microbes remain in the animals.
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
Emma Yasinski | Aug 1, 2019
The lab animals had more natural microbiomes seeded by wild mice, unlike conventional models that are kept in sterile conditions.
Placental Microbiome’s Existence Challenged
Placental Microbiome’s Existence Challenged
Abby Olena | Jul 31, 2019
The authors of a new study find no evidence for bacteria in the placenta, but others in the field question their interpretation of the data.
Commensal Bacterium Reduces ALS Symptoms in Mice
Commensal Bacterium Reduces ALS Symptoms in Mice
Jef Akst | Jul 24, 2019
Boosting the levels of Akkermansia muciniphila in mouse guts slowed the progression of an ALS-like disease, while two other microbiome members were associated with more severe symptoms.
Laura Bowers Works to Sever the Link Between Obesity and Cancer
Laura Bowers Works to Sever the Link Between Obesity and Cancer
Shawna Williams | Jul 15, 2019
The Purdue University nutrition researcher delves into the details of how fat tissue affects tumors.