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Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. Microbial ecologists at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin.

Published in Press Releases

The intricate microenvironment of human breast tissue supports regionally distinct microbiota, which may provide new insight to cancer risk and therapy. As a follow up to the 2016 article by Julie Wolf, the role of microbes in breast cancer is revisited, with an emphasis on the role of probiotics in breast cancer prevention.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Gut microbes can even affect formation/remodeling of bones.

Published in Bacteriofiles
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:10

Microbiota, Are You Sick? - mSystems®

The human microbiota correlates closely with the health status of its host. This article analyzes the microbial composition of several subjects under different conditions over time spans that ranged from days to months. Using the Langevin equation as the basis of our mathematical framework to evaluate microbial temporal stability, we proved that stable microbiotas can be distinguished from unstable microbiotas. This initial step will help us to determine how temporal microbiota stability is related to a subject’s health status and to develop a more comprehensive framework that will provide greater insight into this complex system.

Three teams of researchers will be the recipients of the Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge that supports novel, cross-cutting tools and methods in the field of microbiome research. 

Published in Press Releases

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
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