Microbiome Therapeutics Try a Lighter Touch

Microbiome Therapeutics Try a Lighter Touch

The revelation that our commensal bacteria play important roles in health and disease has turned the microbiome into one of the most active frontiers of biomedicine. Yet our efforts to turn our “inner bugs” into drugs have long been limited to investigational fecal...
Could Cancer’s Microbiome Help Diagnose and Treat the Disease?

Could Cancer’s Microbiome Help Diagnose and Treat the Disease?

As a postdoc at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2008, cancer biologist Ravid Straussman worked on a collaborative effort to screen normal cells for their influence on cancer cells’ responses to various anticancer therapies. The project turned up hundreds of...
Female Tech Leaders

Female Tech Leaders

Interview with Sandrine Miller-Montgomery, Micronoma, Inc. What are your suggestions to encourage more young women to pursue careers in tech? There are so many facets to working in tech that it is worth considering regardless of being scientific minded or...
Could Cancer’s Microbiome Help Diagnose and Treat the Disease?

Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA

After controlling for high levels of bacterial contamination in their lab and reagents, researchers detect microbial genetic material in plasma samples from healthy people and cancer patients. Read the full article in The...