Tag Archives: colonization

Why do people have such different microbiomes from one another?

Discussing a computational approach to answering what controls inter-individual variability in the human microbiome. Modulating human microbial communities continues to be an area of intense academic and entrepreneurial interest because of the role of the human microbiome in determining health and … Continue reading

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Response to May 29, 2015 Journal Club: “Modulation of Post-Antibiotic Bacterial Community Reassembly and Host Response by Candida Albicans” [Downward et al, 2013]

Although this is a slightly older paper, the role of fungi in the gut microbiota is becoming an increasingly prevalent topic of discussion among microbiome groups, making this discussion a timely one. This group also previously published two papers on … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

Breast milk has long been known as a rich source of nutrients and antibodies essential for newborn’s health and protection against infection. Formula-fed babies are at higher risk of necrotizing enterocolitis, lower respiratory infection, asthma, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. … Continue reading

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