First we eat. Then we do everything else.
by Elise Wachspress One of the goals of the Duchossois Family Institute (DFI) is to understand how our own individual genes, those of the microbes cohabiting with us, and the many metabolites they produce all work together to create healthy, robust biological...
The ecosystems within us
Learning how to effectively manage our internal ecosystems may be just as important as optimizing those larger ones we inhabit.
Tracking our inner allies against disease
The microbes that live within us are major factors in keeping us healthy, and nowhere is understanding their involvement more important than in the ICU.
Transplanting hearts for a lifetime
UChicago researchers are working to understand how a patient’s individual microbiome might affect heart transplant outcomes.
Tuning a community of bacteria for health
What if a tool could “tune” various species of bacteria, all at the same time, so that the microbes in us deliver the functionalities individualized for our health?