Your microbiome is like a unique fingerprint

1 Jul 2015

by GMFH Editing Team

The more than 100 trillion microbes we host - the human microbiota - can identify us as individuals much like a fingerprint, a new study by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health reveals. It seems that these personal microorganisms have

According to the World Health Organisation, obesity worldwide has nearly doubled since 1980. Every year, this condition kills 3.4 million people, a number that rises every day. Doctors and governments try to combat this epidemic using public awareness campaigns encouraging

Futurity is a scientific news portal supported by a consortium of some of the United States’ most prestigious universities. The platform has recently implemented a special section dedicated specifically to the latest news on the microbiota. The section includes the

As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found

The new generation of gut microbiota research

3 Jan 2013

by GMFH Editing Team

Great projects such as Human Microbiome Project and MetaHIT have arrived to the end in the last two years, but it doesn’t mean research on gut microbiota stops. A second generation of studies has started, evidencing the relevance of this