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Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that are present in the biological processes of most living beings. These cycles are generated by “clock genes,” which influence most of our organs and cells,…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that are present in the biological processes of most living beings. These cycles are generated by “clock genes,” which influence most of our organs and cells,…

Megan Mouw
Megan Mouw holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from McGill University (Canada). Driven by her experiences at UCSF medical center in San Francisco, Megan is passionate about the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health and wellness. She is currently perusing graduate studies in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz and hopes to share her love of science through writing.

Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of the healthy human gut microbiome that can flourish due to gastric acid suppression and after antibiotic treatment and which is involved in nosocomial infections—has been…

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Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of the healthy human gut microbiome that can flourish due to gastric acid suppression and after antibiotic treatment and which is involved in nosocomial infections—has been…

GMFH Editing Team
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One way by which the gut microbiome shapes host physiology is by modulating immune responses. Although the effects of commensal microorganisms on the immune system have been studied under disease states, as have their effects on vaccine responses in healthy individuals, their causal contribution in human immunity is limited. A new study, led by Dr. Bali Pulendran from Stanford University…

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One way by which the gut microbiome shapes host physiology is by modulating immune responses. Although the effects of commensal microorganisms on the immune system have been studied under disease states, as have their effects on vaccine responses in healthy individuals, their causal contribution in human immunity is limited. A new study, led by Dr. Bali Pulendran from Stanford University…

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Antibiotics are known for their capacity to perturb the structure of the gut microbiome, with subsequent complications that go beyond the gastrointestinal tract. How host and gut microbiome-related factors modulate antibiotic susceptibility, however, is poorly understood. As a result, scientists still struggle to understand why some gut bacteria are sensitive to antibiotics while a fraction of them survive treatment. New…

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Antibiotics are known for their capacity to perturb the structure of the gut microbiome, with subsequent complications that go beyond the gastrointestinal tract. How host and gut microbiome-related factors modulate antibiotic susceptibility, however, is poorly understood. As a result, scientists still struggle to understand why some gut bacteria are sensitive to antibiotics while a fraction of them survive treatment. New…

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Humans are creatures of habit - we tend to wake up, feel hungry, and fall asleep at the same time every day. We owe this tendency to our circadian rhythms - 24 hour cycles that…

Alcoholic hepatitis is considered to be a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease with a high mortality rate in the first 1 to 6 months after diagnosis. The overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis—a member of…

One way by which the gut microbiome shapes host physiology is by modulating immune responses. Although the effects of commensal microorganisms on the immune system have been studied under disease states, as have their effects…

Antibiotics are known for their capacity to perturb the structure of the gut microbiome, with subsequent complications that go beyond the gastrointestinal tract. How host and gut microbiome-related factors modulate antibiotic susceptibility, however, is poorly…