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
Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.
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

Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.

Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.

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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.
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Molecules produced by resident bacteria and their hosts may signal immune cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019
In a study of nearly 400 breastfeeding mothers, researchers find links between directly feeding the child and a more diverse microbiota, compared to milk from pumping.
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers find that it’s not just high-risk genes, but how children’s bodies respond to their own intestinal microbiota that relates to future diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Transposon mutagenesis give scientists a rare look at the most important interactions within microbial communities.
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.
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.
Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
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
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.