Why stinky old bacteria generally don’t smell. In 2001 New Scientist reported that the US Army was hard at work building the “mother of all stink bombs.” As part of its Non-Lethal Weapons Program, researchers were apparently hunting for an odor so odious that it would trigger an overwhelming urge to run away, as a […]
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NSFL (Not Safe For Lunchtime. Perhaps.) Thirteen years ago The New Yorker published what has since become that magazine’s most reproduced cartoon. It shows two dogs, the first sitting in front of a computer, speaking to the other, who is down on the floor. Dog 1 says: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” […]
And how come such a small room has so many different names? Having your gut microbiome tested by uBiome is an epic adventure, which for most people begins in the bathroom, a room in which we spend a remarkable amount of time. Although this depends on whether you’re a man or a woman. You see, […]
uBiome Announces Over $1 Million in Microbiome Grant Funding to Support National Microbiome Initiative
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting leading experts in the microbiome field from both the public and private sectors to launch the National Microbiome Initiative at the White House today. To support the OSTP’s efforts, uBiome is announcing over $1 million in grant funding to both academic researchers and […]
And the “don’t try this at home” way to get your tongue pierced. The phrase “a bit of a mouthful” could easily have been formulated for uBiome’s raw material, bacteria. Many species undeniably have long and complicated names. But what, precisely, is a mouthful? Thankfully, a study published in the Canadian Society of Forensic Science […]
Guest blog post by: Dr. Robynne Chutkan Dysbiosis is a state of bacterial imbalance within the community of trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies known as the microbiome. Dysbiosis results in overgrowth of harmful species and under-representation of “good bacteria”—it’s also a major cause of bloating that affects millions of people. […]
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Plus the vacuum cleaner one-liner that definitely doesn’t suck. South African vacuum repair technician Gary Sheen has a fascination for collecting vacuum cleaners. Some might say it borders on the obsessive. You see, at last count he owned 204. He even named the family dog Dyson. Most homes have fewer vacuum cleaners than the Sheen […]
Bacteria’s starring economic role. The Tree of Life was a biological model originally proposed by Charles Darwin, suggesting that all living things originally came from one common ancestor. Drawing a diagram of an elementary tree in his 1837 notebook, Darwin wrote “I think” at the top of the page. Presumably this was an indication of […]
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