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A magnifying glass hovers over the human gut, revealing its biodiversity.

Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem

An international team of scientists has collated all known bacterial genomes from the human gut microbiome into a single large database. Their work will allow researchers to explore the links between bacterial genes and proteins, and their effects on human health.

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Michael Zimmermann in the ATC.

Welcome: Michael Zimmermann

Michael Zimmermann's group will investigate how gut microbes affect the body’s response to drugs.

By Cella Carr

Science

Mouth and gut are highlighted as locations for genetic material compared by scientists

Many gut microbes may originate in the mouth

Many microbes traverse the oral-gut barrier

By Josh Tapley

Science

Almost 2000 unknown gut bacteria discovered

Researchers identify novel gut bacteria species and call for more data from beyond Europe and North America

By Oana Stroe

Science

Artistic impression of the 3 human gut types.

What’s your gut type?

In the future, when you walk into a doctor’s surgery or hospital, you could be asked not just about your allergies and blood group, but also about your gut type. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and collaborators in the international MetaHIT…

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Bacterial balance that keeps us healthy

The thousands of bacteria, fungi and other microbes that live in our gut are essential contributors to our good health. They break down toxins, manufacture some vitamins and essential amino acids, and form a barrier against invaders. A study published today in Nature shows that, at 3.3 million,…

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Researchers identify molecular basis of inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, severely impair the lives of more than four million people worldwide. The development of effective therapies against these diseases requires an understanding of their underlying molecular mechanisms. Researchers from…

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