All posts tagged with microbiome

Link: ‘Ancestral’ microbiomes

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Ed Yong covers a new preprint quantifying the microbiome diversity of hunter-gatherer people in Cameroon, in comparison to local agricultural people: “Surpri...

An exotic intestinal infusion

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Jeff Leach, at the “Human Food Project”, has written pungently about a bout of microbiome self-experimentation: “(Re)Becoming Human: what happened the day I ...

Taking a blender to the skin

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A new paper by Alban Mathieu and colleagues looked at the functional pathways represented by the metagenomes of microbial communities living on the skin of t...

Close contact skin microbiome smashup

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Roller derby scientist Kate Clancy reviews a paper about skin microbiome migration among roller derby teams during matches: “Roller Derby Teammates Give Each...

Coprolite microbial ecology

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The advent of metagenomic analysis of microbial communities has led to some unexpected insights about human biology. These techniques have quietly been leadi...

Tracing teeth troubles with fossil bacteria

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Ed Yong has a great account today of some research from Alan Cooper’s lab on the oral microbiome in pre-agricultural and post-agricultural Europeans: “Prehis...

Population gut metagenomics

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The new research by Tanya Yatsunenko and colleagues examining gut microbiomes in different human populations is just incredibly cool work Yatsunenko:2012. I ...