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How A Microbe Became A Living Supplement For A Tiny Vampire

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Bedbugs have been sucking our blood for millennia and after a brief retreat following World War II, they are back and more numerous than ever. Infestations are rising, hotels are worried, and people are very, very itchy. But the bedbug isn’t solely …

The Scientist Magazine® - Beyond The Gut

In recent years, the bacterial communities living in and on our bodies have captivated scientists and the public alike. The gut microbiome has been …

Medscape Log In

The gut's 'friendly' viruses revealed

Published online<p>14 July 2010| Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2010.353<p>News<p>DNA sequencing reveals a new world of bacterial viruses in our intestines.<p>In the …

The viruses that infect the bacteria that live in your gut

Your body has ten times more bacterial cells than human cells containing 150 times as much genetic material. I’ve written several posts about how our …

Microbiome

Content type: Research<p>Authors: Daniel R. Lammel, Gabriel Barth, Otso Ovaskainen, Leonardo M. Cruz, Josileia A. Zanatta, Masahiro Ryo, Emanuel M. de …

Visualizing the Ocular Microbiome

FLICKR, SAM BALDWhen researchers started using modern molecular diagnostic tools such as PCR and genome sequencing to study the microbes living on …

Biology

Your Gut May Hold the Key to Better Brain Health

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms that comprise your body's microflora actually outnumber your body's cells 10 to …

Scientists use novel metagenomic approaches to characterize microbial communities that reside in human gut

The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease

We are never truly alone. On our skin, in our gums, and in our guts live 100 trillion organisms, altogether known as the microbiome. These beasties …

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. …

Neuroscience

COMICS & Apps

Purchase the collection of five World of Viruses graphic stories and essays from the University of Nebraska Press or Amazon.<p>All the World of Viruses …

Human Microbiome Project - Microbiome Project Program Highlights

Human Microbiome Project Highlights<p>Microbiome Interagency Working Group Releases Interagency Strategy Plan for Microbiome Research<p>In 2015, the Office …

The Zoo In the Mouth

There’s a philosophical quandary breeding in your mouth.<p>Ever since Aristotle, philosophers and scientists have searched for the right way to classify living things. We call living things with feathers “birds,” but we can also divide birds up into smaller groups, like pigeons and storks. We can …

Mobile Microbiome

FLICKR, ERIK HERSMANSmartphones and other mobile devices hold a wealth of personal data, but a new study has found that they’re capable of additional …

Gut Microbes May Drive Evolution - Micro-organisms, the Microbiome, and the Holobiome

Over the last decade or so, biologists have identified and mapped nearly all of the micro-organisms that together comprise the microbiome, and in …