It’s the last week of the year, so it’s time for the inevitable yearly round-up posts! There’s a good article on Gut Microbiota for Health summarizing some of the major microbiota scientific breakthroughs this year.[i] Of course, you read it first here on The Biome Buzz! I did a good job of covering the stories they regarded as “top news items,” if I don’t say so myself! The author points out that COVID has had major effects on the scientific community as a whole: he suggests that it has made science “nimbler,” which I can believe. Researchers world-wide needed to rapidly pirouette, moving into new fields and new ways of thinking. Perhaps some of you may remember that when the virus first made an appearance, no one realized that gastrointestinal symptoms were a common symptom. In that first month or two, that observation led to rapid deployment of scientists and physicians, looking for the meaning behind those symptoms. I’ve covered that news for you on this blog. For example, here’s a post on COVID, immunity and the microbiome and here’s an summary of COVID/microbiome research from this past September.
According to the author of today’s article, here are some other major breakthroughs of the year:
Later this week, I’ll touch on a few of my personal favorite biome stories of the year.
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