Topic: Bacteria

Diet Affects Men's and Women's Gut Microbes Differently

July 29, 2014

[caption id="attachment_47101" align="alignright" width="336" caption="Illustration by Marianna Grenadier and Jenna Luecke."]Illustration by Marianna Grenadier and Jenna Luecke.[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

May 28, 2014

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence the diversity of their gut microbes.

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Physicists discuss deadly competition in bacteria species

Jan. 27, 2009
Physicists discuss deadly competition in bacteria species

Sibling rivalry can be intense, as anyone who grew up with one or more brothers or sisters knows.

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Conference on Biosafety Issues Scheduled for May 14 at The University of Texas at Austin

May 8, 2008

A conference on biosafety issues in university research will be held May 14 at The University of Texas at Austin.

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