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2012-06-06 13:41:02

Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric made up of some 500 to 1000 distinct bacterial species, (in addition to other microbes).

2012-05-07 20:28:36

Declining biodiversity may be contributing to the rise of asthma, allergies, and other chronic inflammatory diseases among people living in cities worldwide.

2012-05-02 21:22:13

The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others.

2012-04-30 10:42:38

Early colonization of the gut by microbes in infants is critical for development of their intestinal tract and in immune development.

2012-03-19 19:04:49

A growing body of evidence underscores the importance of human gut bacteria in modulating human health, metabolism, and disease.

2012-01-31 06:20:47

The first awardees for the pilot project grant program from The Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research at Baylor College of Medicine have been announced.

2012-01-11 09:55:11

For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species.

2011-12-07 22:32:28

New fluorescent labeling technology that distinguishes in a single image the population size and spatial distribution of 15 different taxa has uncovered new taxon pairings that indicate unsuspected cooperation -- and standoffishness -- between members of the microbe biofilm that covers teeth.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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