Latest Human microbiome Stories
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.
Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease.
Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health.
Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well.