Microbiome

What We've Learned From Studying Microbiomes

What is a microbiome you ask? It's the tiny living community that surrounds us all and is the subject of investigation by human and veterinary health car...
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Are We Really Vastly Outnumbered? Revisiting the Ratio of Bacterial to Host Cells in Humans

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It is often presented as common knowledge that, in the human body, bacteria outnumber human cells by a ratio of at least 10:1. Revisiting the question, we find…
cell.com

Brain Autoimmunity and Intestinal Microbiota: 100 Trillion Game Changers

T cells play a critical role in autoimmune diseases in the brain, particularly in multiple sclerosis (MS). Since T cells are normally prevented from crossing the blood–brain…
cell.com

A Shot against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tweaking the gut microbiome may hold promise for fighting stress, anxiety
scientificamerican.com

Faecal transplants could cause recipients to take on donors' traits: expert

Faecal transplants could be causing some patients to take on the physical and mental traits of their donors, including body shape and even symptoms of…
abc.net.au

Metformin alters the gut microbiome of individuals with treatment-naive type 2 diabetes, contributing to the therapeutic effects of the drug

A randomized clinical trial reveals that the antidiabetic effects of metformin are at least partially due to beneficial changes in the microbiota.
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