microbiome

"Good bacteria" in breast milk changes over time

Published: 23Feb2021

The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism.

Biodiversity is its own catalyst – to a point

Published: 3Feb2021

For decades, scientists have wrestled with rival theories to explain how interactions between species, like competition, influence biodiversity. Tracking microbial life across the planet,...

Prospects of new treatments for diabetes through metabolic products of the intestinal flora

Published: 19Feb2020

In a study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at McGill University, Kyoto University and INSERM/University of Paris show that an organic compound produced by the intestinal flora,...

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

Published: 31May2018

You are what you eat. Or so the saying goes. Science now tells us that we are what the bacteria living in our intestinal tract eat and this could have an influence on how well we age. Building on...

Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land

Published: 28Mar2018

Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from...

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