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Earth Microbiome Project Meetings

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APASL Congress 2013

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Humans can survive in space, but what about the microbes inside us?

A new video miniseries on the International Space Station's One-Year Mission focuses on how the microbes that live in the human body survive in microgravity.

By September 22, 2015


You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.

By June 16, 2015


Hidden life of the ocean revealed in new giant survey

A team of international scientists has provided an unprecedented look at microscopic life in the ocean.

By May 25, 2015


Science definitively proves that kissing is gross

When we kiss, we're not only sharing a passionate embrace with our lover, but also around several million bacteria. Here's why that might not be such a bad thing.

By November 17, 2014


Are we food zombies controlled by our gut bacteria?

A new study says the bugs growing in our digestive tract might steer us to choose the foods that are best for them, even if they're not best for us.

By August 17, 2014


IBM sees big opportunity in sequencing microbes

We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.

By May 6, 2014


New tech can detect even viruses yet to be discovered

Researchers say a next-gen sequencing approach allows them to subtract the entire human genetic sequence from the genetic material of a blood sample and identify viruses based on what remains.

By June 17, 2013


A breath test for... obesity?

A standard breath test that looks for bacterial growth in the gut could spot those with a greater risk of a certain type of obesity.

By March 26, 2013


uBiome project to sequence the bacteria that live on us

Researchers plan to correlate the sequenced microbe genomes with volunteers' health to look for causes of disorders such as autism and multiple sclerosis.

By February 19, 2013