The microbiome of an isolated Amazon population

5 May 2015

by Kristina Campbell

An article published in Science Advances studied the microbiome of Yanomami subjects in the Amazon with no previous record of contact with non-Yanomami - the most isolated community ever explored in the microbiome literature.

Recently, an (open-access) article co-authored with colleagues Hans Törnblom & Magnus Simrén appeared in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Crosstalk at the mucosal border: importance of the gut microenvironment in IBS.

Dr. Lora Hooper, a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is investigating the relationship between the immune system and the circadian system in the gut.

Skip Virgin Lab: The ‘Voice of Viruses’

25 Apr 2015

by Kristina Campbell

"I'd like to get you to think differently about viruses," announced Dr. Herbert 'Skip' Virgin at the 2015 Keystone Symposium, Gut Microbiota Modulation of Host Physiology - an event where most researchers in attendance focus on the bacterial residents of the gut.

What happens to ingested microbes?

15 Apr 2015

by Kristina Campbell

Bacteria in food, including probiotics, are a major environmental source of microbes in the human body.