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The Magnificent Microbiome Part 2: Where are we now and what does the future hold?

In part 1 of this feature, we discussed how humans are ‘more microbe than man’, with trillions of these microscopic organisms […]

Sanger Launches The Respiratory Virus & Microbiome Initiative

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has just launched the new Respiratory Virus and Microbiome Initiative, which will lay the groundwork for […]

Horizontal gene transfer shapes infant microbiome

A recent paper, published in the journal Cell, has shown how the maternal microbiome can influence the functional capacity of […]

Tomatoes have a positive influence on the gut microbiome

About 22% of the vegetables consumed in Western diets are tomatoes – though whether tomatoes should even be classed as […]

The Magnificent Microbiome: Where have we been and where are we going? (Part 1)

In this blog, we will attempt to cover some of the many ways our microbiomes impact our health and wider […]

Pancreatic cancer microbiome reveals new therapeutic targets

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. In a study published in Cancer Cell, researchers have trawled the microbiome of pancreatic […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Lung Microbiome – Aran Singanayagam, Imperial College London

Aran Singanayagam is an MRC Clinician Scientist, Group Leader at the Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) at Imperial […]

Understanding How Microbiome Proteins Are Involved in Disease

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have developed an interaction network that can identify how commensals (such as many […]

A Breath of Fresh Air in Microbiome Research

Over the past few decades, the microbiome has emerged as an exciting area of research. The microbiome is a known […]

Combining single-cell and metagenomics to characterise the microbiome

Metagenomic analysis has greatly advanced our understanding of the human microbiome. However, metagenome-assembled genomes are often imprecise and are unable […]