ISME Journal

The ISME Journal is the official journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, which is committed to publishing high quality, independently peer-reviewed research and review material.

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Website
http://www.nature.com/ismej/index.html
Impact factor
7.375 (2011)

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Medical research

Wild animals allow new insights into the skin microbiome

In recent decades, under the harmful influence of western lifestyles, the diversity of the microbial colonization of the body has decreased significantly. This 'impoverished' microbiome has led to a sharp increase in so-called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut microbe may improve fatty liver

Oral administration of a commensal gut microbe, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, improves fatty liver in mice. F. prausnitzii is considered one of the most important bacterial indicators of a healthy gut. It has been shown to ...

Medical research

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the same diet. A study from ...

Medical research

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

(Medical Xpress)—Cystic fibrosis patients suffer from chronic bacterial infections and thick mucous in their lungs, due largely to a combination of microbial infections and resulting inflammation. A common pathogen, Pseudomonas ...

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