Home Tags Microbiome

Tag: Microbiome

Bill Gates says a diet ‘breakthrough’ based on the microbes crawling in your gut could help the world’s waistlines

Gates says that our scientific understanding of the gut microbiome is exploding and that it will help people eat better.
“To Dust” stars Géza Röhrig as Shmuel, a grieving Orthodox Jew. Matthew Broderick plays his unlikely sidekick: a community college science teacher.

Why you never really die: A microbiologist explains all the ways the body lives on, and why we don’t decay until we’re dead

Just because we stop breathing doesn't mean living ends. Microbiologist Maria Dominguez-Bello explains what happens after we die.
A 3D illustration of the bacteria Bacteroides fragilis, which is one of the major components of a normal microbiome in human intestines.

Scientists want to build a doomsday vault of germs that could one day help save humanity

A group of scientists says the rise in immune diseases is linked to a loss of microbiota diversity. They propose creating a vault to store good germs.
The testing kit from uBiome.

I tried a test that let me peek inside my microbiome, the ‘forgotten organ’ that scientists say is the future of medicine — and what...

I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.

A startup that’s helping us better understand the bugs that live in us just raised $83 million to start developing treatments for diseases like ...

Microbiome startup uBiome, best known for its tests that sequence the bugs living in us, is expanding into drug development. Boosted by $83 million in series C funding, it plans to take the information it's gathered to create treatments for conditions like cancer and metabolic disorders.

A new kind of probiotic could change the $38 billion market by using real science

Seed is a new probiotics company that aims to use peer-reviewed science to inform its product. The product is designed to support the ecosystem of bacteria in your gut. Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, and Peter Thiel's Founders Fund have invested.

We’re learning more about why one type of carb is so good for you

Fiber, a key ingredient found in whole grains and produce, helps with weight loss and overall health. Now scientists are beginning to uncover why.

There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

A small study suggests that aerobic exercise changes the makeup of the microbes in our gut that play a role in our levels of energy and inflammation.

Your kitchen sponge is even more gross than you thought — here’s how often you should replace it

Kitchen sponges are dirtier than toilets. In fact, microbiologists say that the things you use to clean dishes are the filthiest objects in your home.

Meet the women under 40 unlocking new ways to treat diseases and shaping the future of medicine

Female leaders under 40 in biotech and pharma are building companies, unlocking new ways to treat cancer, and harnessing revolutionary gene-editing tools.