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THE microbiome website // Food for thought
We are the website you cannot get past if you want to know about your microbiome. There is a great deal of information about the microbiome on the Internet. We summarize the important information and illuminate the microbiome topic from all angles. We provide the facts, you our welcomed reader decide what is important to you.
Humanity is just a speck in
the massively bacterial world.
We need to get used to that idea."
Dr. Martin J. Blaser
Professor of Translational Medicine, Director of the New York University Human Microbiome Program, former Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Professor of Microbiology at NYU School of Medicine. His work focuses on the human microbiome.
"Given that fact, it shouldn’t surprise us that microbes occupy most of us as well.
Seventy to ninety percent of all cells in the human body are bacterial,
representing perhaps 10,000 different species. Genetically we get even less real
estate: 99 percent of the unique genes in our bodies are bacterial. This population
of over 100 trillion microorganisms makes up our microbiome: a collection of
microbial communities that has evolved along with homo sapiens to help orchestrate
basic life processes, beginning the moment we’re born."
Ashton Applewhite, Autor beim American Museum of Natural History >> Mehr dazu
A very nice video (from NPR: www.npr.org)
which explains your microbiome in just 5 minutes. Enjoy!
"The next time you look in a mirror, think about this: In many ways you're more microbe than human. There are 10 times* more cells from microorganisms
like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells …"
*Current status: 1.3 times more
The microbiome topic affects us all. When it comes to our health, we should know what is going on in our bodies. The subject microbiome has not arrived in the general public yet. MyMicrobiome wants to inform the public about a topic that is more important to our health than we might have thought.
MyMicrobiome provides comprehensive information on the microbiome topic:
- What are bacteria, what is the microbiome, what does it do in my body?
- What effects does a damaged microbiome have on my health and well-being? What role do antibiotics play?
- We offer suggestions for solutions to restore and maintain the microbiome.
- MyMicrobiome keeps you up to date with providing information and latest research on the microbiome.
- MyMicrobiome offers discussion platforms for interested and scientists.
If you want to investigate further, we provide links to further information, blogs and websites.