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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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The Pros of Probiotics

We’ve all heard the claims of probiotic yogurts and their benefits for human health, but aside from improving our belly dancing skills, what exactly are probiotic bacteria doing? An elegant study from the Jeffrey Gordon lab explored the effects of consuming … Continue reading

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Bifidobacteria protect mice from nasty E. coli O157:H7

This Thursday Dr. Philippe Langella, a visiting scientist from INRA in France where he studies gut inflammation and probiotics, will present this paper Nature (2011) 469:543-7 on the protective effects of Bifidobacteria due to their ability to produce acetate in … Continue reading

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