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Image of Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, UK, with animated microbes in the river water.

Monitoring dangerous bacteria in freshwater

Freshwater sports can cause waterborne infections, but real-time DNA sequencing could…

By Oana Stroe

Science

photo of white nodule that is a kefir grain sitting in front of a milk bottle with two inset images -- one looks like yellow and tan circles, and the other is animated versions of the kefir grains

In kefir, microbial teamwork makes the dream work

Researchers discovered the dominant species of bacteria in kefir grains cannot endure without other species that help the 'team'…

By Ivy Kupec

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Microscopy image of radiolarians - unicellular organisms found in the upper layers of the ocean. They are major exporters of organic carbon to the deep ocean.

Microbiomes help predict the future of the Atlantic

Microbiomes, plastics, and connectivity – AtlantECO aims to understand the fabric of the Atlantic…

By Oana Stroe

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Small dots. Some in bright yellow.

An ocean of droplets

Bacterial cells are embedded in microfluidic droplets in oil. The fluorescence indicates the presence of the targeted DNA strain with the help of a…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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scientists teaching about the microbiome

Applications for virtual learning lab open

The European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS), EMBL’s education facility, invites secondary school science teachers to participate…

By Fabian Oswald

Lab Matters

Microbiomes take the stage at New Scientist Live

On microbiomes, public engagement and not being…

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Michael Zimmermann in the ATC.

Welcome: Michael Zimmermann

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

By Cella Carr

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Global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

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

By Iris Kruijen

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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…

By Josh Tapley

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Almost 2000 unknown gut bacteria discovered

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

By Oana Stroe

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More than 100 new gut bacteria discovered in human microbiome

A new database of bacteria in the human microbiome is the most comprehensive to…

By Georgia Hingston

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