In the Journals

Diet, lifestyle outweigh genetic impact on gut microbiome

March 16, 2018
Genetics play a surprisingly minor role in shaping the gut microbiome, while environmental factors like diet and lifestyle appear to have the…

New grant to fund study of gut microbiome, colon cancer

February 1, 2018
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a national nonprofit, has awarded a $125,000 grant to study a possible link between colon microbiota and colorectal…
In the Journals

Middle Eastern diet increases gut microbiota diversity, shows benefit in cirrhosis

January 24, 2018
Diets with a high intake of vegetables, cereals, coffee, tea and fermented milk products like yogurt correlated with a higher diversity in the gut…
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Microbiome research aims to uncover how diet can treat IBD

January 24, 2018
LAS VEGAS — In this exclusive video from the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, Gary Wu, MD, of University of Pennsylvania, discusses his…
In the Journals Plus

Hyperandrogenism may alter gut microbiome in PCOS

January 23, 2018
White women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome have a reduction in overall species richness in the gut microbiome and changes in microbial…
In the Journals

Impaired immune response to intestinal fungi may play a role in IBD

January 11, 2018
Researchers found that certain types of immune cells called CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes play a key role in innate and adaptive immune responses to…
In the Journals Plus

Oral bacteria linked to decreased risk for head and neck cancer

January 11, 2018
Greater oral abundance of Corynebacterium and Kingella decreased risk for head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to published findings…
In the Journals

Fecal transplant from overweight donor does not impact BMI in C. difficile patients

January 9, 2018
Patients with Clostridium difficile infection who received a single fecal microbiota transplantation using stool from an overweight or obese donor…

Microbiome data support clinical efficacy of UC drug candidate

January 4, 2018
Seres Therapeutics revealed microbiome data from its phase 1b study of SER-287, which showed bacteria derived from the study drug engrafted into the…

Microbiome news highlights from 2017: emerging treatments, autism, obesity, NIH conference

December 29, 2017
The emerging importance of the role the gut microbiome plays in human health continued to dominate headlines throughout 2017. This year, microbiome…