Genetically engineered microbes could create miniature drug factories inside the gut. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Medical research labs have faced a difficult stretch of closed buildings and competing priorities. Yet they have also produced milestone discoveries—and not only on COVID-19.
Autoimmune diseases are on the rise. The hunt is on to find their causes—including bacteria that may trigger the body to pick a fight with itself.
Can microbial communities help treat depression?
Bacteria in the body can soak up or block medications, offering a tantalizing explanation for why drugs sometimes don’t work.
Fecal microbiota transplants run into a semantic crisis.
Does the body have a hidden highway between a mother’s digestive tract and the milk she produces?
Proto’s first 10 years saw policy reforms, genomic gains and a deluge of new data. What next?
Evidence for fecal transplants as effective treatment for stubborn C. diff. infections.
The bacteria inside us may form a symbiotic relationship that not only affects metabolism, but emotions and brain development as well.
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