Tag Archive | microbiome
The patient who couldn’t swallow, lung transplants, neuroprosthetics and more in this week’s LabBook.
Scouring the English Channel for microbes, bird mummies and more in this week’s LabBook.
Microbiologists scan a sample of seawater from the English Channel and find that if you look hard enough, you can find almost every microbe species on the planet.
Impulse control, diabetes evolution, focal therapy and more in this week’s LabBook.
Mysterious GI disorders, climate change, pharma marketing and more in this week’s LabBook
The first patients at our new Center for Care and Discovery will move in on February 23, but they’ll have some roommates already. At the PLOS Public Health Perspectives blog, Beth Skwarecki writes about environmental microbiologist Jack Gilbert’s Hospital Microbiome Project to track the microbes growing in our new hospital: A microbial community has to […]
Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the internet. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. PAST TWO WEEKS […]
Fecal microbiota transplants have been in the news again this week, thanks to a new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The procedure is used to help people suffering from severe gastrointestinal problems, usually caused by a Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infection. Doctors take stools from a person with a healthy gut […]
The key moments may not have been quite as gripping as a heart or liver transplant, but this summer Grant Fisher of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, rapidly, almost miraculously, regained his health thanks to a profoundly personal and entirely biological donation from his mother. On August 3, 2012, Fisher became the first child in the […]
Last month I wrote about the Hospital Microbiome project, Jack Gilbert’s ambitious project to catalog the bacterial species growing in the hospital before it opens and monitor how that environment changes after doctors and patients start interacting with it. Over the next two years, he and his team will be collecting more than 12,000 samples […]