The best time to get a flu shot is when you haven't had antibiotics recently, a new study has found, because healthy gut bacteria protect immunity.
Do probiotics live up to the hype? Part II
The conclusion of this series examines the benefits, and drawbacks, of probiotics. Stanford researchers clarify whether probiotics really improve health.
Do probiotics live up to the hype? Part I
This two-part series examines the benefits, and drawbacks, of probiotics. Stanford researchers clarify whether probiotics can really boost your health.
The health of your microbiome: A radio show
During a recent episode of "The Future of Everything," host Russ Altman and guest Ami Bhatt discuss the factors that contribute to microbiome health.
Microbes pepper our tissues with mysterious tiny proteins likely to affect health
The bacteria in our gut make tiny, previously unidentified proteins that could shed light on human health and advance drug development.
Untangling the microbiome — with statistics
Understanding the roles of various microbes in the human microbiome is challenging, but statistics can help, Stanford researcher Susan Holmes explains.
Changes in Himalayan gut microbiomes linked to diet
Changes in gut bacteria composition are correlated with the transition from hunting and gathering to farming, a new Stanford study shows.
Your gut-microbial ecosystem is a pharmaceutical cornucopia
Your trillions-strong ecosystem of gut microbes, in addition to its many other responsibilities, operates as a homespun pharmaceutical factory.
Lay off the laxatives — even a short bout of diarrhea can ruin your gut microbes’ month
In each of our abdomens sit trillions of microbes, but a bout of diarrhea can induce a lasting round of gut-bug disruption, new research indicates.
Diet can be used to adjust microbiome composition, new study suggests
The composition of the microbiome can be adjusted by pairing bacterial species with their favorite foods, a new Stanford Medicine study suggests.
Stars of Stanford Medicine: In love with the microbiome
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Fiona Tamburini, a graduate student who studies the microbiome.