Message on Covid-19 from Microbiome Insights

New paper challenges microbiome researchers to critically examine causality, including how animal-model results apply to humans

Differences in the gut microbiome are being linked with more and more types of chronic diseases. Everything from immune disorders to mental health conditions are showing some link to alterations in the microbiome, with great anticipation that the research may reveal how the gut microbiome plays a...

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New review publication: Do soil microbes ultimately contribute to climate change, or mitigate it?

The multitudes of microbes living within soil are massive players in global carbon levels, as collectively they are responsible for the cycling of huge amounts of organic carbon. The soil microbiome can both produce and consume greenhouses gases, which makes it an extremely important factor in the...

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PRESS RELEASE: Microbiome Insights launches new shallow shotgun sequencing service

VANCOUVER, CANADA – October 25, 2019 Accurate information on microbiome function and high-resolution taxonomy is very valuable for microbiome studies—but the high cost of shotgun metagenomic sequencing can be a barrier. Now Microbiome Insights, a global leader in microbiome analysis, gives clients...

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Microbiome Insights workshop brings Emory University researchers up to date on latest methods for microbiome analysis

The Microbiome Insights team was pleased to visit Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing on Emory University campus in August to lead a 2-day workshop on methods for microbiome analysis: both 16S rRNA gene sequencing and shotgun metagenomics. With a growing awareness that microbiome analysis may...

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New study helps disentangle gut microbiome signature of obesity versus type 2 diabetes

Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) often occur together, and metabolic disease is linked to alterations in the gut microbiome but the changes associated uniquely with obesity versus T2D have been unclear. However, data now show that obesity along with medications and supplements like...

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Experts publish summary on microbiome contributions to age-related diseases and possible interventions to support healthy aging

Rapidly aging populations and the increasing prevalence of age-related diseases are issues facing many societies. While aging is a complex and not fully understood process, the microbiome and diet are receiving attention as potential ways to support healthy aging.

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Mohn Lab uncovers gut microbiome differences in 3-month-old infants who go on to develop allergic disease

The inability of some infant microbiomes to perform carbohydrate metabolism may be a factor in the development of allergies later in life. Metagenomic analysis of the microbiomes of human infants who went on to develop allergies revealed a lack of genes encoding for carbohydrate breakdown and...

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Landmark study tracks how microorganisms and metabolites change over time in inflammatory bowel disease

An ambitious new study followed 132 patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for one year, in order to generate longitudinal molecular profiles of host and microbial activity. In doing so it captured the most comprehensive description to date of host and microbe activities in IBD.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Study Finds Key Factors That Shape the Skin Microbiome, Including Age and Lifestyle Choices

A skin microbiome study undertaken by Amway in collaboration with Microbiome Insights has now been published in the scientific journal mBio. The study, which enrolled 495 people (aged 9 to 78) who provided over 2500 skin swab samples, was the largest survey of the healthy human skin microbiome ever...

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