Marine Ecology

Ocean microbes: Novel study underscores microbial individuality

A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world — revealing novel insights into the ecology, evolution and biotechnology potential of the global microbiome. A new publication in Cell reports a staggering degree of biological diversity that defies contemporary definitions of microbial species, illuminates reasons behind challenges…

Link between gut microbes and muscle growth suggests future approach to tackle muscle loss
Nature & Science

Link between gut microbes and muscle growth suggests future approach to tackle muscle loss

Professor Sven Pettersson from NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine led a team of international researchers to establish a link between gut microbes and muscle strength and function. Credit: NTU Singapore The microorganisms living in the intestines could help with muscle growth and function, opening new doors to interventions for age-related skeletal muscle loss,…