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What does our gut microbiome tell us about our level of exercise?

We have always been told that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that physical activity can affect your gut microbiome composition? It is hypothesized that the ...
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Advances in microbiome discovery, diagnostics and therapeutics: Nature webcast highlights

Those of us following microbiome science know that it is developing extremely fast with tremendous opportunity for innovation. When we were presented the opportunity to ...
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Large population study highlights successful stool collection for microbiome analyses

The human microbiome is one of the hottest topics of interest in the scientific community. The microbes in and on a healthy human adult are estimated to at least equal the ...
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Microbiome highlights from Digestive Disease Week 2017

Due to its implication in the pathogenesis of several digestive disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, the intestinal microbiota was a hot topic this year at ...
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How critical is it to stabilize and standardize the microbiome profile?

One of the most critical components of studying the microbiome is ensuring you have a profile that is representative of the microbial community present in the donor. The ...
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Effects of maternal stress on newborn health: An Interview with Dr. Connie Mulligan of the University of Florida

Much research in the microbiome field involves the collection of stool samples from adult populations and looking at the diversity and composition of their microbiome profiles. ...
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Scientists from Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) and J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) call for standardization of microbiome sample collection and stabilization  protocols

Standardization of microbiome protocols is an increasing hot topic. It was recently discussed at a National Institute for Standards and Technology workshop and is required to ...
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The importance of quality pre-analytical factors and their impact on microbiome analysis

Since the completion of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), the number of microbiome focused research programs, peer-reviewed publications and patents has grown exponentially. ...
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Castor canadensis : A look at our local Canadian friend’s microbes

Since today is the day we Canadians celebrate all things Canada, we thought we’d take some time between the barbeques and the fireworks to combine our love of our national ...
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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Vaginal Microbiome

You’ve likely been hearing a lot about the gut microbiome lately, and its links to numerous diseases and conditions such as obesity, allergies and mental health.  However, our ...
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