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August 15, 2014
It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
June 06, 2014
Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study conducted by UCSF researchers.
June 03, 2014
There are 100 trillion bacterial cells living in and on our bodies. In the spring issue of UCSF Magazine, find out how these bacteria could be the key to treating and preventing a number of conditions from asthma to obesity.
December 16, 2013
Children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why.
July 10, 2013
A new study by UCSF researchers points to changes in intestinal bacteria as a possible explanation for why successfully treated HIV patients nonetheless experience life-shortening chronic diseases.