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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

A hidden community of billions is working to keep your body running smoothly.

Meet your gut microbiome: a community of around 4,500 different types of bacteria living in your bowels. You carry around as many microbial cells as human cells in your body. The community's composition is different in all of us, but when it’s knocked out of balance, so are you.

Cambridge scientists are trying to get a grasp on the basic rules these bacteria play by, in the hope of understanding not only what’s going on in there, but how we might be able to use our microbiome to our advantage.

Excerpt from an article by Jacqueline Garget.  Read the full article here.

Read more about GFS members research related to healthy guts.

Cambridge University Research News on Food Security