Why do so many people in industrialized Western societies have unhealthy microbiomes that lack diversity?
No Catastrophe Too Small
The emerging field of disaster microbiology builds on the fact that human health is inherently interconnected with animals, plants, microbes, and the environment—for better or worse.
Cognition and Constipation
Studies probing the connection between the microbiome and cognitive decline deepen our understanding of the gut-brain axis.
Building a Better Microbiome
Stephanie Culler is using genetically engineered, synthetic probiotics to overhaul treatments for a host of ailments.
How a Spit Test Could Determine Suicide Risk
The presence of certain bacteria in saliva may be linked to suicidal ideation—so what should we do with that?
Fear and the Microbiome
Changes in the gut microbiome of infants can induce fear—and possibly anxiety and depression later in life.
21 Bio-Inspired Gifts for the 2022 Holidays
Featuring pink pineapples, synthetic ice cream, laser skin care, lots of tests, treatments, and of course, books.
It’s Now Possible to Track Your Oral Microbiome
We put the new Bristle Health mouth microbiome test through the paces, and here’s what we found.
Will Micro-Robots Brush Your Teeth?
UPenn engineers are also developing chewing gum that destroys biofilm and other cool dental innovations.