By John Watson. Source: Medscape, September 12th 2016.
The Microbiome Renaissance
Over the past few decades, medical researchers have begun to shine a light on a largely uncharted world of immense complexity and import residing in a place few suspected: the human gut. Although the centrality of our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts to our immune systems was well established, its myriad functions on a microbial level remained a mystery. more