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.
Are you taking care of the microbes in your mouth?
Our mouth microbes are important for our oral and overall health, but modern diets are causing problems finds a study including the University of Melbourne.
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.
Being bold in medical research
Professor Fabienne Mackay’s work led to the first new treatment for lupus in over 50 years but there is much more to do and she says researchers need to be bold
Ending anaemia in the developing world
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne are leading trials to test the the efficacy of iron supplements to beat anaemia in developing world.
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.