Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
A study finds the effect is dose-dependent, with each additional pet further lowering the odds of developing allergies.
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk

A study finds the effect is dose-dependent, with each additional pet further lowering the odds of developing allergies.

A study finds the effect is dose-dependent, with each additional pet further lowering the odds of developing allergies.

microbiome
Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Catherine Offord | Dec 10, 2018
Microbial species living in a fruit fly gut interact with one another—and influence the insect’s health and longevity in the process.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
As people move to the United States from Southeast Asia, the microbes in their digestive tracts begin to Westernize, possibly explaining high rates of obesity and other metabolic issues in these immigrant populations.
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Ruth Williams | Oct 25, 2018
Using wild mice housed in laboratory conditions, researchers find that gut bacteria compositions change little from one generation to the next.
Herbicide May Harm Microbiome of Bees
Herbicide May Harm Microbiome of Bees
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Glyphosate perturbs the balance of gut bacteria in honey bees and increases the insects’ susceptibility to lethal infection.
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Abby Olena | Sep 6, 2018
Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don’t consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics.
Rotavirus Vaccine’s Success Influenced By Gut Microbes
Rotavirus Vaccine’s Success Influenced By Gut Microbes
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2018
Antibiotics boost men’s responses to the oral rotavirus vaccine.
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Laxative Causes Long-Term Changes to Mouse Microbiome
Laxative Causes Long-Term Changes to Mouse Microbiome
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2018
Acute bouts of diarrhea could have lasting effects on the microbiota and host immune system activation, a mouse study suggests.