Latest Human Microbiome Project Stories
Your body has a set of microbial communities collectively known as a microbiome. Scientists have found that each human microbiome has a unique bacterial profile.
A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.
Our bodies contain far more microbial genes than human genes. And a new study suggests that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications.
Mice carrying a set of friendly microbes that are usually found in humans fail to develop a proper immune system and are left susceptible to illness as a result.
Take a much closer look at the human body and you might see something you perhaps didn’t expect to find: a community of more than 10,000 different species of germs and bacteria, making their home on our skin, in our mouths, up our noses, and in our gut.
Trillions of microbes inhabit the human body, occupying virtually every nook and cranny.
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