Latest Human microbiome Stories
Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
From dessert at a fancy restaurant to a taxi across town, two people in a loving, passionate relationship might share many things and, according to a new study, they also probably share the same community of oral bacteria.
By studying pairs of twins, scientists from King’s College London and Cornell University have discovered that genetic factors influence whether people are fat or thin based on the type of microbes that thrive in their bodies.
Phase I/II study also demonstrated SER-109 restoration of a diverse, healthy microbiome CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept.
Our bodies play host to millions of bacteria. In fact, they outnumber our own cells by about 100-fold. And yet, we hold the notion that we are in charge of our own lives, not the bacteria that has just hitched a ride.
Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria.
It has been evident for a while that men and women react to diet differently. Men lose weight easier than women, men need more calories than women because of muscle mass, and there are even differences in eating styles.
A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body.
We might be more connected to our cell phones than we think. According to recent research, cell phones reflect a significant microbiological connection with their owners.
Fecal microbiota transplantation --- the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile --- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient's gut.