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Research at the Ends of the Earth
From the heights of Mount Everest to the bottom of the ocean, some researchers go to extremes in their quest for scientific solutions.
AAMC | December 15, 2019

Intestinal Fortitude
Insights into the microbial world within us are redrawing the roads to a healthy constitution.
Standford Magazine | December 2018

The Gut Microbiome Changes Dramatically When Hunter-gatherers Start Farming
Researchers have shown that the microbial community that organisms host in their digestive tract, the gut microbiome, has a major impact on the host’s health and well-being. It’s been established that environmental factors can have an influence on the composition of the microbiome, and we know that industrial societies have different microbiomes than rural ones.
labroots | November 19, 2018

Remote Tribes Reveal Rapid Changes to Gut Microbiome in Shift from Hunter-gathering to Farming
A new study comparing the gut microbiome of four distinct, but geographically close, Himalayan populations has revealed a fascinating insight into how dietary lifestyle can dramatically alter gut bacterial composition. The research uncovers how the shift from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to an agricultural society can alter microbiome compositions within a single person's lifetime.
New Atlas | November 18, 2018

Gut Bacteria of Himalayan Populations Differ with Diet: Study
The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, found that the composition of the gut microorganisms, or gut microbiome, of each population differed based on whether and how long ago it had departed from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
ET:Healthworld | November 17, 2018

Gut Bacteria of Himalayan Populations Differ with Diet
The gut bacteria of four Himalayan populations differ based on their dietary lifestyles, according to a study.
The Tribune (India) | November 16, 2018

Variaciones en el Microbioma Intestinal en Poblaciones del Himalaya, Relacionadas con la Cieta
Las bacterias intestinales de cuatro poblaciones del Himalaya difieren en función de sus estilos de vida dietéticos, según concluye un nuevo estudio realizado por investigadores de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Stanford, en Palo Alto, California, Estados Unidos, y sus colaboradores, que se publica en la edición de este jueves de 'Plos Biology'.
Infosalus | November 16, 2018 (Spanish)

Diet Impact on Gut Microbes Revealed in Analysis of Himalayan Populations
genomeweb | November 15, 2018

Changes in Himalayan Gut Microbiomes Linked to Diet
Tucked deep away in the Himalayan foothills live four groups of villagers — the Tharu, the Raute, the Raji and the Chepang. They share similar languages, cultural practices and ancestry. Where they diverge is their dietary history: The Tharu have been farmers for the past 250 to 300 years; the Raute and Raji have been farmers for the past 30 to 40 years; and the Chepang are still traditional hunter-gatherers.
SCOPE (Stanford Medicine) | November 15, 2018

Facilitating Gut Microbial Collections in Remote Himalayan Populations
There is so much that can be learned from studying the gut microbiome. The community of bacteria co-habiting with their human host share a curious symbiotic relationship, one that can have a significant affect on health.
DNAgenotek| April 6, 2018