• Commensal Bacteria Protect Against Food Allergen Sensitization
  • Lin, Chew, Chockanathan & Rust
  • Jack Gilbert and the Home Microbiome Project
  • October Stranger Colleagues
  • Metazoan Regulation
  • A Comprehensive Nuclear Receptor Network for Breast Cancer Cells
  • Studying the Microbiology of the Indoor Environment
  • Blair Banner
  • Gene Dosage Tips Balance for Cancer in Flies and Humans

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Jack Gilbert is the Filed Museum’s newest Research Associate

Jack Gilbert is the Filed Museum’s newest Research Associate

IGSB’s Jack Gilbert is the Filed Museum’s newest Research Associate. This appointment is the latest collaboration between the Filed museum and IGSB. Over the past 4 years Jack has been developing research collaborations with scientists at the Filed museum to study the microbiome of Ants and Birds.

Health ROI as a measure of misalignment of biomedical needs and resources

Health ROI as a measure of misalignment of biomedical needs and resources

In a recently published letter to Nature Biotechnology, Lixia Yao, IGSB core faculty Andrey Rzhetsky and colleagues dissect the decisions made in funding choices. His team compares these choices by funding agencies to trades in a financial market. In this communication, they expand on the idea that there exists an imbalance between health needs and biomedical research investment.

Looking Closer at the Role of Microbiome: Jack Gilbert and Colleagues Study Bacteria’s Broad Influence

Looking Closer at the Role of Microbiome: Jack Gilbert and Colleagues Study Bacteria’s Broad Influence

"...In fact, it’s beneficial. It helps train your immune system.” Your body wants it there, needs it there, has evolved to live with it. “It’s a natural part of your gut’s flora, your ecosystem.”

Protein Drives Timekeeping System

Protein Drives Timekeeping System

In a study soon to appear in print in the journal Science, IGSB faculty Mike Rust and his team show how the highly unusual movements of a single protein drives the shift from nighttime to daytime biological functions in cyanobacteria.
The circadian clock drives powerful rhythms of rest and activity with your internal clock synchronized with local time. At night, you feel tired and in the morning, you feel ready to take on the world. You get jet lag when your clock — and therefore physiology and metabolism — are out of sync with your environment.

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Do building materials affect how bacteria behave? That’s what Jack Gilbert, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Chicago, is investigating. He examines the metabolism of specific microbes under different indoor conditions. He’ll spray bacteria onto a variety of materials, such as steel, wood, and copper, looking for changes in their growth and proliferation, and he’ll adjust certain environmental variables, such as temperature and humidity—things humans like to control.

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