Finding a niche

This post was written by Sean Gibbons, a Post-Doctoral Associate with Eric Alm at MIT The field of invasion ecology attempts to understand how and why certain species are able to invade or colonize territory outside of their native ranges. Human shipping and transportation activities have greatly increased the dispersal of animal and plant species across […]

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Microbiome therapeutics – Advances and challenges

The microbial community that lives on and in the human body exerts a major impact on human health, from metabolism to immunity. In order to leverage the close associations between microbes and their host, development of therapeutics targeting the microbiota has surged in recent years. Here, we discuss current additive and subtractive strategies to manipulate […]

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