For a honey bee, knowing a nestmate from an invader is critical for survival. Chemical cues from shared gut microbial communities cue them in to who is who.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: gut-bacteria microbiomes honey-bees featured science-and-technology
Fecal transplants from mice with sleep apnea changes the gut microbiome of recipient mice, a new study shows. That reveals gut bacteria's link to sleep.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: sleep microbiomes health-and-medicine sleep-apnea
The effect of a warmer climate on ecosystems and large and small vertebrates is being widely studied. But warmer temperatures seem to alter the microbes that live in and on these animals and plants.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change environment ecology microbiome
Microbes in the gut aren't just important for digesting your food. In pregnant women, these gut microbes are producing chemicals that are essential for proper brain development of the fetus.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health medicine biology microbiome microbes viruses pregancy virome vaginal-microbiome
Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health medicine skin microbiome eczema skin-microbiome rash
Just as humans can suffer from an imbalance of microbes in their gut, plants can suffer a similar syndrome in their leaves. This finding opens up new possibilities for improving food security.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: agriculture plants microbiome ecosystem crops microbiota arabidopsis
Swallowing a tiny capsule could offer a full view of your GI tract and gut bacteria. The tiny tool could even scoop up bacteria and deliver them to doctors.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: gut-bacteria microbiomes medical-devices featured health-and-medicine medical-tests digestive-system
Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology chemistry cancer bacteria parkinsons-disease fas emily-balskus chemistry-and-chemical-biology colon-cancer caitlin-mcdermott-murphy microbiome microbes gut l-dopa microbiology therapeutics disease national-science-foundation cholesterol metagenomics award catherine-drennan human-health nsf sethuraman-panchanathan
Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity microbiome gut-microbiome disease urban-life germs urban-biodiversity indoor-microbial-ecology
A new study with mice offers evidence that giving antibiotics to babies may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) later.
July 29, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: antibiotics microbiomes childrens-health health-and-medicine medications irritable-bowel-syndrome
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