We’re involved in a diverse array of research projects with everyone from citizen scientists to nonprofits, and working on our own, from studying whether probiotics are actually effective to finding ways to make fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) safer and more widely available.
To learn more about these projects or to suggest an idea for a new study, please contact us.
Citizen scientists like you can test if their probiotics are effective.
Participants receive 20 percent off the purchase of two uBiome Explorer Kits (one to test before probiotics, one after). Use the discount code PROSTUDY2015 at ubiome.com when you check out.
These studies are now closed. Please check back for updates.
uBiome partnered with leading dental expert Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD, for this study. Dr. Horst has a clinical practice in the Bay Area and is involved in intensive research at UCSF, focusing on dental caries and genome-wide computational drug discovery techniques.
In our “Eye Crusties Study,” we looked into what’s really in that goo you rub from the corners of your eyes when you wake up.
uBiome partnered with OpenBiome, a nonprofit, working with clinicians to make fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) easier, cheaper, safer, and widely available.
uBiome partnered with PicnicHealth, a service that gathers and manages all your medical records in one secure place, to advance inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research.
uBiome teamed up with HelloFlo, an online business offering services and products for women and girls, to study how the trillions of bacteria in our bodies shift during and after pregnancy.
uBiome partnered with Central Queensland University’s Appleton Institute in South Australia and University of Chicago to find out how disrupted sleep affects the composition of human gut microbiota. This study looked at whether this may in turn play a part in mental health and weight management issues.
We’re engaged in a groundbreaking study investigating the effects of tobacco smoking on the mouth’s microbial make-up.
uBiome is involved in a groundbreaking study investigating how the vaginal microbiome changes over the course of the menstrual cycle, and during different phases of life.
Women who were not pregnant joined this study to help discover how the vaginal microbiome is affected by monthly cycles.
These and other projects are in our idea box. If you have an idea for another study, let us know.