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Microbiome research refines HIV risk for women

For the first time, seven species of vaginal bacteria linked to higher HIV susceptibility

Jan. 25, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women.

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Exploring the human gut microbiome

Scientific interest in this diverse world of bacteria has flipped from fear to fascination

Jan. 22, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Stool samples in the Lampe Lab at Fred Hutch yield clues to the human gut microbiome, which is a diverse world of trillions of bacteria whose complex interactions keep us all alive, occasionally threaten our health and may hold secrets to preventing cancer or improving the lives of patients going through treatment for it.

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Don't douche, and other lessons about the vaginal microbiome

Exploring the microscopic world between our legs

April 30, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

While the gut microbiome has recently gotten a lot of attention, the vaginal microbiome also plays a powerful role in women's health.

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