Decoding The Origins Of Ötzi’s Gut Flora

In Science this week, researchers have reported they have reconstructed the entire genome of the H. pylori that lived in Ötzi's gut and the results give us an interesting picture into the peopling of Europe approximately 5,000 years ago. Most H. pylori lives harmlessly in our stomachs. Sometimes this bug can cause ulcers and stomach cancer.... Continue Reading →

This has been done before using H. pylori as a model, but it is remarkable nonetheless to see how innovative researchers are in using different models to track human migration patterns... this time with HSV 1 or human simplex virus 1. For the study, which is published in the open access journal PLoS ONE, the... Continue Reading →

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