Understanding the impact of antibiotics on both infants and adults could help restore the delicate balance of the gut microbiome.
Keystone bacterial species help to restore gut microbial diversity after treatment with antibiotics, paving the way for improved prebiotic and probiotic formulations.
Apart from the mode of delivery and breastfeeding, genetics and cultural practices could also have a profound impact on the type of bacteria in an infant’s gut.
A*STAR scientists have devised an algorithm for accurately assembling genomes, paving the way for in-depth analysis of microbial communities in the human gut.
By turning a pathogenic yeast into an immunity-conferring symbiont, a team of A*STAR researchers is unraveling mysteries behind gut evolution and universal vaccines
Gut bacteria in fruit flies do not have a major influence on behavior
The effect of gut microbes
on the mouse brain depends on both sex and stage of development
A detailed study of infants and mothers before and after birth provides valuable insights