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Fermented Food Consumption Associated with Changes in the Gut Microbiome

In a new paper published in mSystems, researchers at the University of California San Diego in partnership with Danone Nutricia Research have found that the gut microbiome of people who regularly consume fermented foods is associated with certain microbes derived directly from these foods, and their microbiomes are subtly yet significantly different from the gut microbiome of those not eating fermented food. Full Story


Unlock The Secrets Of Your Gut! New Research Project Offers 800 Participants Opportunity To Map Their Gut Health Free Of Charge

The Microsetta Initiative, a research project led by a team at the University of California, San Diego in partnership with Danone Nutricia Research — the research and innovation division of Danone North America's global parent company, Danone S.A. — is recruiting hundreds of U.S. citizen scientists to map their gut microbiome. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to get their microbiome sequenced, at no personal charge, and will receive a free report. This is the first phase of an unprecedented program to map the gut microbiome of people around the world.  Full Story


Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health

A widespread, fast-growing plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is famous in scientific laboratories due to its position as the world’s most exhaustively studied algae. Researchers at the University of California San Diego recently completed the first study examining the effects of consuming C. reinhardtii and demonstrated that the algae improves human gastrointestinal issues associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as diarrhea, gas and bloating. Results of the project are published in the Journal of Functional Foods. Full Story


New Mass Spec Search Engine Brings Easy Access to Public Data

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have reported in the latest publication of Nature Biotechnology on a new type of tool to easily search for mass spectrometry (MS) data instead. This new web-enabled small-molecule MS search engine, called MASST - short for Mass Spectrometry Search Tool, is a starting point for enabling data-driven discovery of mass spectrometry data in the public domain and enables the reuse of public data and its related knowledge. Full Story

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