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Overview

Introduction
Meet Your Microbiome
by Ricki Rusting

Section 1: How Your Microbiome Keeps You Healthy

1.1   The Ultimate Social Network
        by Jennifer Ackerman
1.2   Gut Microbiome: The Peacekeepers
        by Moises Velasquez-Manoff
1.3   How Gut Bacteria Tell Their Hosts What to Eat
        by Knvul Sheikh
1.4   How Baby’s First Microorganisms Could Be Crucial to Future Health
        by Sarah DeWeerdt
1.5   Youthful Poo Makes Aged Fish Live Longer
        by Ewen Callaway
1.6   How Your Gut Affects Your Bones
        by Ranna Samadfam
1.7   Findings from the Gut: New Insights into the Human Microbiome
        by Karen Weintraub
1.8   Does Our Microbiome Control Us or Do We Control It
        by Dina Fine Maron
1.9   The Gut’s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet
        by Rachel Feltman
1.10  Heartburn Meds Alter the Gut
         by Melinda Wenner Moyer
1.11  Scientists Bust Myth That Our Bodies Have More Bacteria Than Human Cells
         by Alison Abbot

Section 2: Mind Controllers

2.1   The Tantalizing Links Between Gut Microbes and the Brain
        by Peter Andrey Smith
2.2   Gut Bacteria May Play a Role
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer
2.3   In Search of the Optimal Brain Diet
        by Bret Stetka

Section 3: Weighty Effects

3.1   Gut Reactions
        by Claudia Wallis
3.2   Metabolism in Mind
        by Roxanne Khamsi
3.3   Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health
        by Katherine Harmon Courage
3.4   Mind over Meal: Weight-Loss Surgery and the Gut-Brain Connection
        by Bret Stetka
3.5   Artificial Sweeteners Get a Gut Check
        by Ellen Ruppel Shell

Section 4: Disease Links

4.1   Bacterial Broadband
        by Michael Eisenstein
4.2   Microbial Mystery
        by Sarah DeWeerdt
4.3   The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome
        by Knvul Sheikh
4.4   Drinking Causes Gut Microbe Imbalance Linked to Liver Disease
        by Bob Roehr
4.5   Penis Microbes Linked to Increased Risk of HIV Infection
        by Matthew Sedacca
4.6   The Surface Brigade
        by Bijal Trivedi
4.7   Good Bacteria for Bad Breath
        by Deborah Franklin

Section 5: Therapy: Microbiome to the Rescue

5.1   New Drugs May Come from Microbes in Our Guts
        by Michael Fischbach
5.2   Reseeding the Gut
        by Liam Drew
5.3   Germ Warfare
        by Maria-Luisa Alegre & Thomas F. Gajewski
5.4   A Hidden Factor in Stroke Severity: The Microbes in Your Gut
        by Jordana Cepelewicz
5.5   Drugging the Gut Microbiome
        by Ken Garber
5.6   Probiotics Are No Panacea
        by Ferris Jabr
5.7   Microbiome Engineering
        by Justin L. Sonnenburg
5.8   Machine Life
        by Timothy K. Lu & Oliver Purcell

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