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Human Microbiome

Anna Almendrala

This Superbug Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Change That

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

A bacteria that triggers deadly diarrhea and is one of the most common causes of U.S. infectious disease deaths is caused, in part, by antibiotics. ...

Carolyn Gregoire

What The Bacteria In Your Gut Have To Do With Your Physical And Mental Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Strange but true fact: Our bodies are made of more bacteria than human cells, and the gut alone contains trillions of microbes (bacteria and fungi). I...

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.15.2015 | Science

Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a b...

Think You Alone Control Your Body? This Video Will Set You Straight

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

When you think of yourself, you probably think of a single individual. In reality, you're a collection of human cells plus the community of microorgan...

Anna Almendrala

The Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Lives In The Vagina

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers have traveled to the ends of the earth in search of exotic microorganisms that can produce the medicine we need to live and thrive. But as...

Time To Rethink Your Antiperspirant?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

It's enough to make you break out in a cold sweat: a provocative new study suggests that the antiperspirants we use to keep from smelling bad could th...

David Freeman

LISTEN: How Our Obsession With Killing Bacteria Could Actually Be Killing Us

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Dr. Martin J. Blaser has one big theory about a lot of little things. The little things are microorganisms--the estimated 100-plus trillion bacter...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Here's Why You're Not Who You Think You Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

Did you know that you're not just one living thing? No, you're actually an entire ecosystem of teeny tiny, creepy crawly, living microbes. They're all...