This delicious fermented tea requires microbial cooperation
I recently submitted my first paper from the Dutton lab, investigating how microbes share their genes. This is the first in a multipart series explaining the science and story of the paper
An excellent podcast to get you caught up on the science of organic food. Short version: they're not all they're cracked up to be
The nonmicrobial components of feces may have important consequences as we try to grapple with microbiome research
This BFF is all day Sunday, August 28th at the Boston Public Market. I'll be manning a kraut clinic and moderating a panel on the microbiome
I got an e-mail from a reader about small farms and GMOs that led me to do some digging
The time it takes waste to pass through your colon has important implications. Expect many poop puns
Anywhere near Boston this weekend? Join Rich Shih and I to eat delicious food, learn about the microbiology of traditional hot sauce and how to make your own!
No one should really be shocked by this, although the extent of the increase in antibiotic resistance is troubling. New research looks at the development of the microbiomes in preterm infants
The microbiome has a huge impact on health, and lifestyle has a huge impact on the microbiome. A new study continues the work of teasing apart what aspects of lifestyle matter
New research is changing the way doctors think about early exposure to potential allergens
In the latest episode of Audiommunity, we discuss the first known acquired food allergy, apparently caused by a bone-marrow transplant.
A reference post for why I’m going to start having silly drawings in my posts instead of real data.
Spare a thought for the mosquito microbiome - these insects curate their resident bacteria by secreting special molecules that protect their friends and leave foes open to attack.
New research shows that sugars lacking from the milk of malnourished mothers may be the key to a gut ecosystem children need for proper growth
The standard techniques for looking at the diversity of microbial populations may be missing a substantial quantity of important bacteria. Unfortunately, there’s not an easy fix.
Meat grown in a lab? What's not to love?
A new issue of Signal to Noise is all about GMOs - from the basic science to patents and environmental impact.
The rinds of aged cheeses are complex, multispecies microbial communities, and they're much easier to study than those found in an animal's gut or in soil
More bad news on the link between antibiotics and obesity