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Alzheimer's bacterial link reiterates the importance of our microbiome

A bacterium seems to cause Alzheimer’s as well as gum disease, hinting that our microbial denizens may be involved in many diseases we thought weren’t infectious A. Dowsett, Public Health England/Science Photo Library THE suggestion that a bacterium behind gum disease could be the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s is an early contender for most astounding… Read More »

Modeling the microbiome

The gut microbiome — the world of microbes that inhabit the human intestinal tract — has captured the interest of scientists and clinicians for its critical role in health. However, parsing which of those microbes are responsible for effects on our wellbeing remains a mystery. Taking us one step closer to solving this puzzle, UC… Read More »