An Unexpected Linkage: The Gut-Skin Axis

Created with In the public discussion of microbes, there is often a negative connotation attached to microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites due to the presence of pathogenic individuals in each category. However, microbes are not synonymous with pathogens. For instance, some gut bacteria are well-acknowledged for their importance in the nutrientContinue reading “An Unexpected Linkage: The Gut-Skin Axis”

A Song of Marrow and Microbes

Stem cells! Iron! Macrophages! Red blood cells! Butyrate! Gut microbiota! No, we are not just blurting out random terms (stick with us till the end to read the full story). These keywords summarize a study by Zhang and colleagues that was published in Cell Stem Cell earlier this month. However, summarizing the work in a singleContinue reading “A Song of Marrow and Microbes”