Evolving with the help of our gut microbes

27 Jul 2016

by Kristina Campbell

Scientists are beginning to understand that our human genes can’t take credit for every adaptation that has occurred throughout history.

According to a new study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, genes also influence the community of microorganisms that live in the gut: they play a role in what type and amount of bacteria we have in our intestine.

Can gut bacteria control your appetite?

27 Apr 2016

by Kristina Campbell

Can gut microbes generate cravings? Can they make you feel unsatisfied until you eat the food they need for their own survival? These were the questions covered by a scientific review published in BioEssays in 2014.