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Multidisciplinary research is beginning to unveil connections between the gut microbiome and human health status disparities.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Great apes' specific gut microbe communities have been with us for millions of years.

Published in Bacteriofiles

What do March Madness and the human microbiome have in common? Both are elements of a lab activity for an upper-division microbiology course.

Published in Teaching Microbiology

A new study on dogs' diets could be used as an initial step toward using microbiotic information to customize pet diets. 

Published in mBiosphere

When you gain weight, you gain changes in microbes and metabolism too. But they’re harder to get rid of than those last five pounds ever were.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Monday, 14 November 2016 15:10

Diet and Gut Microbiota - mSystems

Diet plays an important role in shaping the structure and function of the gut microbiota. The microbes and microbial products in turn can influence various aspects of host physiology. One promising route to affect host function and restore health is by altering the gut microbiome using dietary intervention. 

Published in ASM Videos
Monday, 14 November 2016 10:18

Diet and Gut Microbiota - mSystems

Dietary modification has long been used empirically to modify symptoms in inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and a diverse group of diseases with gastrointestinal symptoms.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 18:50

The battle for oxygen - TWiM 137

Highlights of the Recent Advances in Microbial Control meeting in San Diego, and expansion of a gut pathogen by virulence factors that stimulate aerobic respiration.

Published in TWiM

How critical illness alters the microbiome, and the consequences of a sewage spill into an aquatic environment, from the TWiM team.

Published in TWiM

Proteins from gut bacteria seems to affect hunger and satiety in their (rodent) hosts.

Published in Bacteriofiles
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