University of Chicago researchers have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to study how the molecular activity of the microbiome changes in response to the environment.
Jack Gilbert from the Microbiome Center at the University of Chicago and researchers from Alabama State have received a two-year grant to study the microbiome of decomposing bodies. The project will develop tools to help determine the time and cause of death by identifying patterns of bacterial growth in a corpse's internal organs after death.
Infection with reovirus, a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that leads to celiac disease, according to new research from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.