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Latest Microbiome Stories

2013-04-16 11:46:34

Circumcision drastically alters the microbiome of the penis, changes that could explain why circumcision offers protection against HIV and other viral infections.

2013-04-16 11:02:40

Abnormal gut bacteria in premature babies can be found days before the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

2013-04-16 10:09:36

Researchers have discovered a biomarker that may help prevent a devastating intestinal disease that occurs in one of every 10 early preterm infants.

2013-01-07 14:51:21

New research led by the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and the University of Glasgow, Scotland, has identified a link between a human gene and the composition of human gastrointestinal bacteria.

2012-12-14 12:19:49

A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.

New Genetic Fingerprint Resides In Your Belly
2012-12-06 12:35:08

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.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.