Cataloguing 10 million human gut microbial genes
Over the past several years, research on bacteria in the digestive tract (gut microbiome) has confirmed the major role they play in our health. An international consortium, in which INRA participates, has developed the most ...
Podcast platform opens up dialogue on mental illness, research finds
A popular comedian's podcast that has fellow comics talking openly about mental illness has redefined the relationship between celebrity and fan.
Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects
Insects transmit many of the world's most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people.
The secret to safer drinking water could lie with 'non stick' organic compounds
Scientists are testing the 'stickiness' of hundreds of organic compounds to improve the detection of the microscopic water bugs that cause millions of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.
High-altitude weight loss may have an evolutionary advantage
Weight loss at high altitudes—something universally experienced by climbers and people who move to higher terrain—may not be a detrimental effect, but rather is likely an evolutionarily-programmed adaptation, according ...