Meta-Apo supports cheaper, quicker microbiome functional assessment

IMAGE: Meta-Apo algorithm improves 16S-based microbiome diagnoses view more  Credit: JING Gongchao A new algorithm may reduce the need for expensive, time-consuming whole-genome sequencing computations to understand how a microbiome functions. A team led by JING Gongchao of the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and SU […]

Microbiome Search Engine 2 helps researchers explore microbiome space

IMAGE: Design of the Microbiome Search Engine 2 (MSE 2) view more  Credit: JING Gongchao Metagenomics – the study of genetic material from an environmental sample – is growing as species evolve or are discovered across the globe. To correlate the newly developed microbiomes with existing data sets, a team of researchers based in China has […]

The microbiome of Da Vinci’s drawings

IMAGE: Da Vinci’s “Uomo della Bitta ” view more  Credit: The authors The work of Leonardo Da Vinci is an invaluable heritage of the 15th century. From engineering to anatomy, the master paved the way for many scientific disciplines. But what else could the drawings of Da Vinci teach us? Could molecular studies reveal interesting data […]

Teff grain boosts stomach microbiome health — ScienceDaily

The seeds of a teff plant — which look similar to wheat — are tiny in stature, but they pack a nutritional wallop. Relatively new to the U.S., teff has long been a superfood in East African — specifically Ethiopia — as a staple food crop rich in fiber. Cornell University food scientists, led by […]