Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Using wild mice housed in laboratory conditions, researchers find that gut bacteria compositions change little from one generation to the next.
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited

Using wild mice housed in laboratory conditions, researchers find that gut bacteria compositions change little from one generation to the next.

Using wild mice housed in laboratory conditions, researchers find that gut bacteria compositions change little from one generation to the next.

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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.
In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome
In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2017
Hundreds of samples from microbes living in the gut, skin, mouth, and vagina add to the human microbiome “fingerprint.” 
Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons
Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons
Abby Olena | Aug 24, 2017
The composition of the gut microbiota varies by time of year and is more diverse than that of industrialized groups.
Microbiota Manipulations
Microbiota Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Jul 17, 2017
Two research teams develop tools for tinkering with a bacterial genus prominent in human guts.
Messing with the Microbiome
Messing with the Microbiome
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2017
Two new techniques allow researchers to manipulate the activity of gut bacteria. 
Social Ties Linked with Gut Microbiota
Social Ties Linked with Gut Microbiota
Aggie Mika | Jun 5, 2017
Individuals who are more social and report feeling close with their families display similar gut microbes. 
Gut Microbes Linked to Neurodegenerative Disease
Gut Microbes Linked to Neurodegenerative Disease
Abby Olena | Dec 1, 2016
Bacteria in the intestine influence motor dysfunction and neuroinflammation in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.