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Autism shapes the gut microbiome, scientists report, not the other way around
Kids’ microbial communities may have more to do with dietary preferences than autism diagnoses.
Ancient poop proves that humans have always loved beer and cheese
2,700 years ago, a human ate blue cheese, drank a pint, and pooped in a salt mine. Paleofecal samples live to tell the tale.
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.