Turning microbiome research into a force for health
A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases.
Spotlight on Dr. Majdi Osman, MD MPH
An interview with Dr.Majdi Osman, the clinical director of OpenBiome. We talk to Osman about what it’s like to manage the world’s largest stool bank, his ongoing pursuit to try and help children who suffer from malnourishment, and even his extracurricular activity: writing a children’s book!
A Library of Human Gut Bacterial Isolates Paired with Longitudinal Multiomics Data Enables Mechanistic Microbiome Research
The Broad Institute and OpenBiome Microbiome Library (BIO-ML) now supplies a comprehensive collection of nearly 8,000 intestinal bacterial isolates, paired with nearly 4,000 genome sequences, to serve as an open access investigational resource.
Investigating Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as a Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that can be associated with daily, debilitating symptoms for patients. Studies suggest that it affects 7-16% of the United States population and 10-15% of the worldwide population, which is predominantly younger people and women (1). Patients suffer from a variety of symptoms that can have a […]