Postbiotics: the new kid in the gut health family
In addition to prebiotics and probiotics, the newest factors for gut health are known as ‘postbiotics’; a University of Melbourne expert explains what they are
How do organic and non-organic foods influence our gut microbiome?
A University of Melbourne review into how organic and conventionally farmed foods affect the gut microbiome found mixed results, indicating more research needed
The microbiota and our mental health
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores how your ‘gut-feeling’ is not just metaphorical and the connection between our microbes and our mood.
How to maintain a healthy biome in a COVID-19 world
COVID-19 has changed our lives and probably our microbiomes, but there are actions that can support our beneficial microbes say University of Melbourne experts.
Getting to know your microbiome better
Microbiome research produces huge amounts of data, but do we have the right information to answer our bug-related questions ask University of Melbourne experts.
Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One
This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.
Antibiotics during pregnancy and the link to a baby’s immune system
University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute researchers have found a link between taking antibiotics in pregnancy and child infection.
The probiotic hope for colic
New international research, including the University of Melbourne, finds that a probiotic can help treat breastfed babies less than 3 months old who have colic.
Chronic fatigue syndrome a kick in the guts
The debilitating lack of energy experienced by sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, may be sourced to gut bacteria.