We know that rabbits eat some of their own faeces - they may do so in order to better metabolise their food so they can grow larger
Experiments in mice have shown for the first time that bacteria found in the gut of babies and children seem to play a role in brain development
When a person enters a house, they leave behind a unique set of microorganisms that could serve as a fingerprint – and it seems to be accurate enough to spot individual people
Healthy skin has a mix of bacteria living on it, but increases in particular strains of Staphylococcus has been linked to bad eczema flare-ups in children
A mounting body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to get all the weight-dropping effects of obesity surgery without going under the knife. The post Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on WIRED.
Our modern energy-efficient buildings might be driving beneficial bacteria out of our lives. The post Your Office Has a Microbiome, and It Might Make You Sick appeared first on WIRED.
This fall, farmers are harvesting 50,000 acres of the cotton planted with a microbial spray designed to improve yields in low-water conditions. The post Farmers Are Manipulating Microbiomes to Help Crops Grow appeared first on WIRED.
Babies eat germ poop, there are probiotics for goats, and certain viruses act as your own personal bodyguards. The post Germs Are Magic and Other Things We Learned From Ed Yong's New Book appeared first on WIRED.
uBiome wants to shift its business from direct-to-consumer kits to clinical tests ordered by doctors.
The post Microbiome Startup uBiome Will Sequence Poop for the CDC appeared first on WIRED.