Missing the lab during the COVID-19 shutdown, many scientists have gotten creative, turning their kitchens and garages into labs and rediscovering the fun in science in the process.
What did you eat for dinner last night? It might feel like a long time ago from your perspective, but chances are that the microbes in your gut are currently digesting some of the last remaining nutrients from that meal.
God has been in a state of inner turmoil of late, insider sources say, due to a dilemma over how to tell humanity that Escherichia coli is actually the species made in His image.
Gut bacteria from those on plant-based diets may be better at swimming to nutrients.
Astronomers gathered in hopes of witnessing a rare cosmic event: a graduate student packing their “papers to read” folder with so much dense literature that it would collapse into a black hole.
In fermentation, helpful microbes cause bread to rise, cheese to acquire its flavor, and beer to have alcohol. A recent study provided new insights into how consuming these foods affect the tens of trillions of microbes already living in our guts.
Duke University’s response to COVID-19 has left many with unanswered questions. The lack of information betrays a disconnect between Duke administration and the realities of day-to-day life for Duke’s diverse graduate student body.
Physicists have long debated whether grad students are students or workers. A new study may finally put this debate to rest.
Like 95% of Americans, Ingram’s daily fiber intake does not meet the recommended minimum, causing trillions of bacteria in his gut to go hungry each day.
Training doctoral students in moral reasoning would both benefit trainees in their own career development and have broader impacts on academic climate and culture.
A slew of recent articles claimed that certain strong beers contain probiotic bacteria and improve gut health. As a homebrewing microbiologist, I took a dive into the literature on beer to assess these claims.
Whose diet is healthier: yours, or your hunter-gatherer ancestors’ a million years ago?