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Can your Microbiome Make you Fat?

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

This is a story about fecal microbiota transplant (FMT): FMT is a procedure in which fecal matter is collected from a healthy donor and placed in a recipient, typically by colonoscopy. The purpose? Continue reading “Can your Microbiome Make you Fat?” »

Venturing into the Microbiome

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

The growing library of bacterial genomic material and microorganisms that reside within the human host is termed the microbiome. Microbiota, a less-used term, refers to the community of single cell organisms (i.e. bacteria, fungi, virus, etc.) that inhabit us, the superhost human organism. Prior to genomic sequencing, bacterial identification occurred by laboratory isolation and culturing. Continue reading “Venturing into the Microbiome” »