Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA warns of infections from fecal transplants after 1 death

(HealthDay)—Fecal transplants—transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome"—is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals a microbe's molecular role in Crohn's disease

Changes in the gut microbiome have long been linked with Crohn's disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the biology behind those links has remained murky. Researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts ...

Oncology & Cancer

Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer, study finds

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests.

Immunology

A pluralistic approach to thinking about the human microbiome

In "The Conceptual Ecology of the Human Microbiome," published in the June 2019 issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, Nicolae Morar and Brendan J. M. Bohannan examine in detail the different metaphors scientists use to ...

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