Latest Human microbiome Stories
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.
Research demonstrates association between diversity of gut bacteria and survival WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New
Microbial samples taken from populations living in the U.S. and Tanzania reveal that the microbiome of the human hand is more varied than previously thought.
Previous research has linked being raised on breast milk to lower prevalence of obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease later in life and a newly published study indicated that this positive effect could be due to breastmilk’s promotion of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Study in Nature shows wide variation in the collection of bacteria harbored by healthy adults
The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children.
Our intestines harbor an astronomical number of bacteria, around 100 times the number of cells in our body, known as the gut microbiota.
We are all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber.
The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes.
Scroll down to listen to an explanation of how scientists think the microbiome, disease, and the immune system are related.