Microbiome

  • In the Lab

    Lung Microbes Promote Pulmonary Fibrosis In Mice

    Chinese researchers have uncovered how lung microbiota produce outer membrane vesicles to trigger a host immune response that causes pathological progression of pulmonary fibrosis.

  • In the Lab

    A Google For Microbiome Research

    Scientists in China have devised a computerized scoring system to evaluate the novelty and impact of microbiome research.

  • Print

    Turning The Hourglass Sideways

    Science is challenging the notion that aging is an inescapable fact of life. Here are six strategies that have been shown to prolong life in model organisms, and, in some cases, even humans.

  • Features

    Early Life Nutrition Goes Digital

    Digital tools are providing parents with new ways of tackling age-old parenting problems and arming researchers with data.

  • In the Lab

    Harmful Bacteria Hitch A Ride On Houseflies

    Scientists in Singapore have sequenced the genomes of flies and their associated bacteria to demonstrate that flies may be used for disease monitoring.

  • Features

    Asia’s Rising Scientists: Matthew Chang

    Associate Professor Matthew Chang is leading a team of interdisciplinary scientists to reprogram living organisms to perform useful functions for humans.

  • Columns

    Wanted, Alive: Microbes

    Unlike mammals, microbes don’t have pulses; determining whether they are alive or dead takes some scientific creativity.

  • In the Lab

    How To Control Eczema? With Fierce Bacterial Competition

    Despite appearing normal in between flareups, the skin of eczema patients is chock-full of ‘opportunistic pathogens’ but deficient in helpful bacteria.

  • Health

    Don’t Waste Any Time! Join The Asian Gut Project Now.

    The crowdfunded citizen science project, part of a massive effort to analyze microbial communities across the globe, is now seeking Asian participants.