The Scientist - "Gut Microbes for Life"

 – July 4, 2013  –– 

We all have trillions of microbes inside our guts, which outnumber our own cells by a factor of ten. Now, a team of researchers has shown that this microscopic community is extraordinarily stable. "In the past, people have gone down to the species level," said Jeremiah Faith, MD, now at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "But everyone has E. coli in their guts for sure. The difference between those E. coli strains can be pretty big." Learn more