Microbiome News

The microbiome refers to the vast community of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes, that live on and within the human body. These microbial residents are predominantly found in places like the gut, skin, and mouth. The human microbiome plays a crucial role in health and disease, influencing metabolic functions, immune response, and protection against pathogens. Research has shown that the balance and diversity of these microbial communities are essential for maintaining health, with disruptions linked to a range of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, obesity, and even mental health disorders. The study of the microbiome has expanded greatly with advancements in genetic and computational technologies, providing deeper insights into its complex dynamics and potential therapeutic applications.