An appreciation for the moths that chomp holes in your clothes. They eat the inedible, occupy the uninhabitable and overcome every evolutionary obstacle in their way.
Babies guts found to have ten times as many viral species as bacterial species.
Research suggests there could be a link between hay fever and the microbiome. Exploring this connection paves the way for potential treatments.
Research has examined how ultraprocessed foods can contribute to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mood disorders. A healthier diet is one way to use food as medicine.
All mammals who get nutrients from their parent via a placenta before birth are left with a belly button. It’s a visual reminder of this original connection.
The gut microbiome plays a big role in mediating how the immune system responds to perceived threats, which include the body’s own nerves.
Our Mars rovers might not be sensitive enough to detect signs of life. But lessons from Antarctica might make future missions more successful.
Cancer cells are ‘cheaters’ that do not cooperate with the rest of the body. Certain microbes in your diet can either protect against or promote tumor formation by influencing cell cooperation.
Some scientists believe that the placenta and amniotic fluid that surrounds a foetus have their own microbiome. A new review refutes this.
Mice with minimal levels of gut bacteria showed less brain cell damage.
The microbes in our gut have many roles, including to support immune function.
Pregnancy changes the structure and function of virtually every organ system of the body. That includes some big changes to the gut.
A new species of bacteria that doesn’t normally live in the gut may trigger an immune response so strong that it spreads to the joints.
As early modern humans spread across the globe, their gut microbes genetically changed with them. Understanding the origins of gut microbes could improve understanding of their role in human health.
Nice recommends faecal transplants to treat antibiotic-resistant Clostridium difficile infections. The treatment has been used in the UK since 2013.
People wouldn’t last long without the countless other species we depend on for survival.
The types of microbes residing in your gut can affect your mental and physical health. Home microbiome tests promise to help consumers improve the composition of their gut microbes.
Patients with blood cancer undergoing stem cell transplantation have a high risk of complications. The bacteria in their gut, however, can help their immune system recover and fight infections.
Certain viruses like dengue and Zika can make their hosts smell tastier to mosquitoes. Luckily, vitamin A and its derivatives may help combat these odor changes.
Our gut microbiome is connected to almost every aspect of our health – including brain health.