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Is Bacteria in the Gut Compromising the Efficacy and Safety of the Drugs We Take?

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

Even the most reliable drugs don’t work exactly the same for everyone who takes them. The reason for this is an ongoing mystery, but a new study just published in Nature suggests that it may have a lot to do with the microbiome.

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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? (more…)

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. (more…)