What We're Reading

Here’s a peek under the hood at what some of us uBiome folks are reading this week. Enjoy!

What’s in my microbiome? by Richard Sprague. This is a fantastic look at a first-time uBiome member’s experience having his test done. He has also written extensively on his blog about analyzing data from all his tests, and has put out a call on our Google + group for anyone who wants to share their uBiome data. Go Richard!

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New research on gut bacteria in infants with Type I Diabetes by Xavier et al. An article just published in Cell Host & Microbe showed this fascinating chart. Babies with Type I Diabetes actually show a drop in microbial diversity as they age, compared to babies without the disease. The drop happens shortly before diagnosis. A good summary of the study is here.

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Could infections protect you from arthritis? An incredible new study by Sandberg et al. in Sweden found that people who have had gut, urinary, or genital infections show a significantly lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers think this may be because of gut microbiome changes that offer some protective benefit. Read more about it here.

If you have something you’d like us to share in this spot next week, please let us know!

We wish you and your microbiome a wonderful weekend.