All articles related to "microbiome":

Researchers explore the link between the microbiome and public health

May 24, 2019 – The microbiome—the collection of trillions of microorganisms throughout the body that plays an important role in numerous diseases—represents a promising frontier in the world of public health. Although it’s a relatively new field of research, understanding how the…

The future of cancer prevention (part 2)

In this episode, we speak to a scientist who is examining how our microbiome—the collection of trillions of microbes in and on our bodies—can affect the development of colon cancer.

To stop colon cancer, new study looks to the microbiome

January 23, 2019—The burden of colorectal cancer is staggering. In 2018, it was the third-most common diagnosed cancer among both men and women in the U.S., and data indicate that younger adults are increasingly being diagnosed with it. To help develop new…

Tool developed to help better understand microbiome

Scientists know that the gut microbiome is closely linked to human health, but little has been known about the roles of specific microorganisms. Now researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and colleagues…

Thousands of new microbial communities identified in human body

Study sheds light on differences unique to individuals’ microbes For immediate release: September 20, 2017 Boston, MA – A new study of the human microbiome—the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies—has analyzed thousands of new measurements of…

Harvard Chan School awarded $4.9 million to create microbiome biobank

May 24, 2017— Scientists are just beginning to understand the many ways in which our microbiomes—the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and inside our bodies—influence a range of threats to human health including cancers, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. To…

Podcast: Inside your microbiome

In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts. In this special edition of the podcast we speak with Curtis Huttenhower and…

Personal microbiomes shown to contain unique ‘fingerprints’

A new application of a classic algorithm uniquely identifies individuals based on their bacterial “companions” For immediate release: May 11, 2015 Boston, MA – A new study shows that the microbial communities we carry in and on our bodies—known as the human microbiome—have…