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Microbes inside you outnumber your cells, maybe by ten to one.

What is the microbiome?

... of ourselves as individuals that we live under our own steam, we behave under our own wills, we grow up from a single egg into this complicated organism under instructions from our own genomes. All of those things are complicated by the ...

The traitorous e-coli

Bacteria seeking Asylum...

... And why do we fight back so violently to protect our own interests? Of course, being more scientific than ... army will not give us a chance and eagerly sacrifices its own cells to destroy us. The 'Acquired' branch of your Immune ... will wage a war that is as vicious and as ruthless as your own... It's funny how the microscopic world of bacteria and ...

Mice

eLife Episode 50: Inside Your Microbiome

... that live on us and in us and outnumber our own human cells by maybe 50 fold: we’re literally passengers in our own bodies, and over the next 30 minutes we’ll hear how ...

Bacteroides biacutis, one of many commensal anaerobic Bacteroides spp. in the gastrointestinal tract.

Vitamin B12 bacterial thieves

... and this can sometimes bring us into conflict with our own microbes. Aaron Wexler explains to Chris Smith how this ... protein is so good at doing it's job it's better than our own one, and so if you put the two head to head in a ...

E.coli bacteria

Gut feeling: bacteria and diabetes

... diabetes. This form of diabetes is caused by the body’s own immune system attacking insulin-secreting cells in the ... the bacteria living inside us will help us understand our own health and disease. Intestinal bacteria can trigger the ...

How much of you is actually human?

Your personal microbial aura

... They found that each of the eight occupants emitted their own unique concentration of airborne particles. Microbial ... time that individuals occupying a space can emit their own distinct personal microbial cloud" It is becoming ... unique, it is plausible that we would each have our own personalized microbial 'fingerprint'. As well as unique ...

Molecular clockwork cut out

Seasonal changes in the human microbiome

... in western Tanzania. The Hadza are do not have farm their own crops or livestock but instead are hunter gatherers. ...

Microscope images on bacteria on a slide

Microbiome on a chip

... strains of microbes that live in contact with our own cells are tricky to recreate. Chris Smith spoke to ...

E.coli bacteria

Where does the bacteria in our gut come from?

... you to learn that we're actually passengers in our own body. If you count the number of bacteria that live on us ...

Mouse experiment

Mice given penicillin in pregnancy behave badly

... pups once they are born and become colonised with their own bacteria, which are carried to the brain. These factors, ...