Knowing what genes cause antibiotic resistance -- and where they are in the body -- is critical for preventing further antibiotic resistance.
Our research found that following a Mediterranean diet was linked with less frailty, inflammation, and maintaining better cognitive function.
We used to think the rise in allergies was because we weren't exposed to as many early infections as previous generations. But that's not the case.
From dietary supplements to poop transplants, probiotics are now a multi-billion dollar market.
Vitamin D is essential for good health and particularly for fighting infections and keeping the microbes in the human gut healthy. But in winter it can be difficult to get enough.
For your 2020 New Year's resolutions, think about keeping the microbes that live inside your gut healthy. Look after them and they'll look after you.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
New research is uncovering that whales have their own distinct microbiomes that may play important roles in animal health. But how do scientists study whale microbiomes?
You probably know about the collection of microorganisms that live in, on and around us. But did you know that not everyone in society has equal access to them? That needs to change.
A recent study of the newborn microbiome revealed that babies delivered via C-section were missing friendly bacteria and had picked up harmful microbes usually found in hospital environments.
Scientists are beginning to understand the food preferences of our gut microbes.
Drunk without drinking? Liver damage without drinking? Gut bacteria might be the cause.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
Fungi live in everyone's gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
What is the smell of sweat? An artist recreates the pungent body odor as an art installation.
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
The microbiome is one of the largest organs in the body. Understanding its constituents and their functions will lead to breakthroughs in health care and well-being practices.
Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.
You want to encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut to improve health. But which foods should you eat to do that? It turns out that nutritional labels aren't much help figuring that out.
There's more to antibiotics than meets the eye.