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.
Study finds changes to gut microbiome begin as soon as migrants move to the US and continue to change over decades.
When immigrants come to the US, it isn't just the people who assimilate. The microbes in their gut also become Westernized after living here. This may predispose them to diseases like obesity.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
Cancer immunotherapies are considered as revolutionary. But many cancer patients don't respond to them. In a new clinical trial, researchers are testing whether gut microbes are the key to remission.
Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?
Halting the rapid rise in inflammatory bowel disease will require a proactive approach to medicine, and a focus on the gut.
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
An expert explains how often you should poo and what it should look like.
In the largest citizen science experiment to date, 11,336 people sent poop samples to this San Diego lab so that microbiologists could figure out how the microbes in our guts make us healthy or sick.
A low diversity of gut bacteria may help explain heart attacks in young people, women and certain ethnic groups.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how some people are more susceptible to posttraumatic stress disorder.
Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is your friend.
Trillions of microorganisms living inside your digestive system may influence your health and even your weight. Here's how your gut may communicate with your brain, bone marrow and immune system.
A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
A new study with fruit flies suggests that we may have less free will when it comes to choosing what we eat than we like to think.
From losing inhibitions and anger to schizophrenia and dementia – science is uncovering the role small critters play in a range of illnesses and behaviours.
Banked breast milk is a safe source of shared human milk, and can be a life-saver for very premature babies.