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There’s one magic substance that will help with America’s gut problems
Because you’re almost certainly not getting enough of it.
Probiotics are more hype than science
Experts say that the marketing for these supplements has outpaced the actual science.
You might be overusing hand sanitizer
Alcohol doesn’t discriminate good microbes from bad ones.
Cities have unique microbiomes which could be key to keeping us healthy
Researchers swabbed city buses and subways and found DNA from viruses and bacteria that had never been classified before.
There’s no harm in taking probiotics for allergies
We’re still figuring out how the bugs in your gut make you sniffle.
Millennium- old poop reveals the surprising diversity of our ancestors’ microbiomes
Recovering ancient microbiomes could lead to health remedies in the future.
Ancient dental plaque shows humans have always loved carbs
The plaque on your teeth holds a record of the bacteria living in your mouth.
The future of probiotics and gut microbiomes is bright
We might one day fix our whole bodies by balancing the organisms inside.
The world’s most diverse group of bacteria lives inside your mouth
Mapping the planet’s microbiomes starts on your tongue.
Gut bacteria might flip the effects of a common cancer-causing mutation in an unexpected way
Antioxidants in mice can actually make their tumors worse.