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The microbiome is a term used to describe the specific collection of microorganisms (such as fungi, bacteria and viruses) that exist in a particular environment.
Microbiome … The microbiome is a term used to describe the specific collection … and viruses) that exist in a particular environment. … Microbiome, Human Microbiome Project, Microbe, Microorganism, Bacteria, Virus, …
Media Advisory
The NIH-funded Integrative Human Microbiome Project presented at the International Human Microbiome Congress.
… Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP), which is coordinated by the … will present findings at the 5th International Human Microbiome Congress. … Representatives from the National … Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP), which is coordinated by the …
News Release
Three research teams funded by NIH gather data at the most basic molecular levels about the biological processes that make up the human microbiome.
… species that live in or on human beings - the human microbiome - they would find therapies for a host of … with our bodies. … Now, in the second phase of the Human Microbiome Project, three research teams funded by the … about the biological processes that make up the host-microbiome ecosystem. The three conditions chosen as test …
For Teachers
A microbiome is all of the genetic material found in a microbe, such as a bacterium, fungal cell or virus.
… A microbiome is all of the genetic material found in a microbe, … … Teacher's resources for teaching about microbes and the microbiome A teacher's tools website with resources for use … Your Microbial Friends and the Symbiosis Scramble Microbiome learning tools for students Student or …
News Release
NHGRI researchers and colleagues are calling for health disparities research that focuses on the microbiome.
… for health disparities research that focuses on the microbiome. Health disparities -- the negative health … outcomes that impact certain groups of people - and the microbiome - the microorganisms that live in and on us -- are … environments and social interactions. As a result, the microbiome and health differences experienced by diverse …
Media Advisory
On August 16-18, 2017, NIH hosted a workshop, "The Human Microbiome: Emerging Themes at the Horizon of the 21st Century."
… National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund Human Microbiome Project was established to understand how … August 16-18, 2017, NIH will host a workshop, "The Human Microbiome: Emerging Themes at the Horizon of the 21st Century," to share the latest research on the human microbiome, including how the microbiome may be manipulated …
Lesson Plans
The microbiome lesson plans were inspired by lectures and resources on the microbiome offered at the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Short Course in Genomics.
… The microbiome lesson plans were inspired by lectures and resources on the microbiome offered at the National Human Genome Research … of four modules: You Are What You Eat — Exploring the Microbiome Through Inquiry-Based Labs Karla Smith Fuller, …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is advancing the study of individual and communities of microbes.
… of microbes (bacteria, yeast, and viruses), called our "microbiome." We would not be able to properly digest food … microbes. However, things can also go wrong with your gut microbiome, such as when infection with the bacterium  H. … in the microbial world. In another story related to our microbiome, we acquire millions of microbes from our mother …
The Genomics Landscape
In the June 2019 edition of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green details the legacy of the Human Microbiome Project as it reaches completion.
… the institute and the field of genomics.   … The human microbiome is the collection of all the microbes (bacteria, … those encoded by our own genomes. Changes in the human microbiome are known to be associated with human disease. … DNA-sequencing technologies enabled analysis of the human microbiome. Such genomic-based approaches allowed microbiomes …
News Release
The skin microbiota plays an intricate role in the human immune system, directing many immune functions and defending against bacterial pathogens.
… Microbiota Brings Opportunity … Related Content … The skin microbiome: More than skin deep … The skin microbiota plays … against bacterial pathogens. ​ … Skin microbiota and the microbiome, Julie Segre Ph.D., commensals, defensive … T cells, dysbiosis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, acne, microbiome and the immune system … The skin microbiota plays …