Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups

Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings’ microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences.

Scientists Generate 3D Map of Gut Microbiome

Scientists have generated a rudimentary map of the human gut microbiome, which shows the spatial organization of different microbial species.

Study shows stress could be just as unhealthy as junk food

We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.

Engineering The Microbiome – The Next Frontier

Microbial ecology, our understanding of what determines the robustness and community dynamics of microbial consortia, and synthetic biology,

Causal link reported between c-section births and increased obesity risk

A causal link involving friendly bacteria has been found between C-section births and increased obesity risk.

Common acid reflux medications promote chronic liver disease

Summary: Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux.

Fermented Milk, Probiotics And Yeast Membrane Constituents May Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the result of a series of histopathological changes starting with the appearance of outbreaks of aberrant crypts (AC) in the colon and generally leading to adenocarcinoma.

Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.

The Big List Of Prebiotics/Probiotics Companies And Investors

Interest in microbiota has reached all areas of human health and disease. As a result, the therapeutic potential of probiotics has expanded.

Dr. Buck Samuel receives NIH New Innovator Award

Dr. Buck Samuel, assistant professor in the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research at Baylor College of Medicine, is a recipient of the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.


Grand Prize Michael Montague, PhD University of Pennsylvania Dr. Montague’s project aims to examine how varying degrees of social interaction impacts the gut microbiome in rhesus monkeys, while also exploring how the diversity of gut microbial communities influences levels of peripheral and central serotonin.

Black tea may help with weight loss, too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut.

Can a Healthy Gut Microbiome Suppress Autoimmune Diseases?

A healthy gut microbiome can prevent certain diseases and a recent study determines the effectiveness of administering a certain strain of gut bacteria in suppressing autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

HyGIeaCare® Receives First Patent from USPTO

HyGIeaCare’s patent covers a system for treatment and/or diagnosis utilizing a colon irrigation system together with novel analytical features

Gordon receives 2017 Horwitz Prize

‘Father of microbiome’ honored for revealing importance of gut microbes in human health, disease Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2017 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize by Columbia University.

How U researchers leveraged internal resources to launch a tech start-up

One of the major challenges faced by technology start-ups is proving the technology can deliver as promised. CoreBiome, an early-stage company offering microbiome analysis services, cleared that hurdle with support from CTSI and several other University entities.

Nerves control the body’s bacterial community

Research team proves, for the first time, that there is close cooperation between the nervous system and the microbial population of the body

Microbiome manipulation decelerates osteoarthritis progression

Study suggests link between gut microbiome and joint health in obese mice The gastrointestinal microbiome is currently a hot topic of research concerning serious diseases affecting large portions of the world’s population.

Researchers find that body clock, gut microbiota work together to pack on the pounds

UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body’s circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.

How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior

Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.

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