Also: why it’s good to be cautious about study-based news stories. As we noted last week, at this time of year, millions of Americans put themselves on diets, so it’s no big surprise to find books like Travis Stork’s The Lose Your Belly Diet, doing well on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It’s […]
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By E.M. Bik, Science Editor at uBiome Translated from Dutch. Read the original publication in the December 2016 issue of the Dutch Journal of Medical Microbiology (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Medische Microbiologie). Abstract The human body is home to large numbers of bacteria and other microbes, which are collectively known as the microbiome or microbiota, and […]
Spoiler Alert: Maybe, maybe not. Right now, like many, you may be reflecting on the rapidly receding holiday season, ruing that you ate more, and were less physically active, than usual. Perhaps you’ve even needed to loosen your belt a notch or two. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. In fact, a 2012 survey […]
For the uBiome team, working with other scientists is always rewarding, but we particularly enjoyed our recent collaboration with a team of researchers, many of whom were swamped by their lab coats and blue nitrile gloves. Why? Well, they were 9 – 14 year old students participating in a fantastic program in San Francisco called […]
It could be time to get to work. Apparently it was the Greeks who started it all. Part of an ancient Greek’s daily bathing routine consisted of emptying a jug of water over their head or, if they were wealthy, having a servant do it for them. These days, of course, you don’t need a […]
A look back at some of uBiome’s most popular 2016 posts. Happy New Year! As we look toward 2017, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our most favorited posts from 2016. We covered a lot of ground and, we hope, provided a few chuckles along the way. Here’s your […]
Celebrate the holiday season with a flurry of festive feces factoids. Given that it’s the week before Christmas and Hanukkah, we wondered whether we should use our newsletter to give you a refresher course on microbiology. But then we thought again. No. No. No. ‘Tis the holiday season, surely. You deserve something a little lighter. […]
The Curious Origins of the Poop Emoji According to the traditional proverb, “the eyes are the window of the soul,” but here at uBiome we prefer to suggest that the bottom is the door to the microbiome. Apologies if this has put you off your sandwich, but the plain truth is that every day our […]
NASA needs your help to build a bathroom into a space suit. As you may know, our love for poop knows no end here at uBiome. Each and every gut analysis that we undertake begins with a tiny tube of poop-infused fluid, faithfully delivered from your door to ours. At uBiome, everyday is a Brown […]
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