Fermented foods for better gut health

Naturally fermented foods are getting a lot of attention from health experts these days because they may help strengthen your gut microbiome—the 100 trillion or so bacteria and microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. Researchers are beginning to link these...

Antibiotics and the Microbiome

The human microbiome can be affected by a plethora of external and internal stimuli – from a change in diet, to contracting a disease. A common cause of microbiome depletion is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as penicillins. Chemotherapy (or more...

Microbes are savvy when contributing to the common good

Microbes vary their contribution to a community to maximise the return on their investment according to a new study led by UCL and the University of Bath. Scientists made the discovery while investigating one of the fundamental questions in biology – why individuals...