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
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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
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Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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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
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Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Finally, an answer to a long-bubbling question: What works best – bar or liquid soap?
July 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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COVID-19 can attack your gastrointestinal tract, and those with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting may have a worse version of the disease.
May 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and every building has its own indoor microbiome. Can we learn to manage them in ways that support helpful microbes and suppress harmful ones?
April 17, 2020 • ~10 min
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Humans obtain bacteria through the foods they eat. But how do bees collect bacteria that live in and on them? And where do they pick up these microbes?
April 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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