Tag Archives: microbiome
High school students designed research projects to investigate the role that microscopic organisms play in cheeses and other foods. The program aims to let students experience the scientific method firsthand. More »
The bacteria we carry within us could be a untapped source of new drugs. Researchers put this idea to the test by mining the human microbiome for new antibiotics—and identified two compounds that might be effective against some particularly dangerous bacteria. More »
Working in animal models, scientists have found that an enzyme produced by one microbe can shield the gut against attack from other, more harmful bacteria. The findings could potentially inform the design of new probiotics for use against dangerous pathogens like those spreading hospital-acquired infections. More »
As part of an effort to identify DNA found throughout New York City, students in Rockefeller’s Science Outreach Program have been swabbing surfaces in the subway system. Their work has turned up bacteria resistant to two common antibiotics. More »
Soil microbes are believed to make a wealth of as-yet undiscovered molecules, including antibiotics. But getting at them isn’t easy. To make these potentially helpful bugs easier to find, researchers want to create maps, and they need help.