May-June 2015

Microbiome: The Garden Within

April 28, 2015 Robin Foroutan

For every cell in the human body, there are about 10 nonhuman cells. These microbial residents of our gut, skin, eyes and nasal passages collectively are referred to as the "microbiome" — and research of

January-February 2014

Telomeres: Insights into Aging

December 28, 2013 Robin Foroutan

We all know people who appear old or young for their years, but now scientists may be able to tell us how well we are aging by measuring the length of our telomeres — the

Winter 2012

The History and Health Benefits of Fermented Food

February 20, 2012 Robin Foroutan

Long before probiotics became the darlings of the microbial world, cultures throughout history and across the globe were celebrating fermented foods. Born as a preservation method and used for millennia, the Neolithic tradition of fermentation