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Latest Microbiome Stories

Skin Microbiome Shaped By Human Immune System
2013-10-29 13:50:14

Our skin plays host to millions of beneficial and potentially disease-causing microorganisms; however, whether our immune system influences these microbial communities to prevent disease is unknown.

Forensics May Rely On 'Microbial Clock' To Establish Time Of Death
2013-09-25 07:56:45

Forensic scientists already have an extensive toolbox of techniques for determining the time of death in cases involving human corpses, but an intriguing new study led by the University of Colorado may just give them a new one.

2013-09-19 15:31:09

We often ignore what we cannot see, and yet organisms below the soil's surface play a vital role in plant functions and ecosystem well-being.

Your Gut’s Microbiome Has A Unique Bacteria Profile
2013-04-24 07:27:18

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.

We Share More Of Our Germs With Dogs Than We Do With Our Children
2013-04-17 14:38:08

A new study looking at the types and transfer modes of microbes from the guts, tongues, foreheads and palms of 60 American families and their canines, has found that parents share more bacteria with family dogs than children.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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