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Global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer characterised by consistent changes in gut bacteria across continents, cultures and diets…

By Iris Kruijen

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

Dog microbiome closer to humans' than expected

Dog microbiome closer to humans’ than expected

Dog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than previously thought…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Commonly used drugs affect our gut bacteria.

Commonly used drugs affect our gut bacteria

One in four drugs with human targets inhibit the growth of bacteria in the human gut, and may promote antibiotic resistance, EMBL researchers report in Nature…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL

Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria

EMBL scientists show how to grow a wide range of gut bacteria in the lab…

By Iris Kruijen

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…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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,…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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