Revolutions: The gut microbiome

The gut microbiome

Revolutions is our new series that brings together a hand-picked selection of recent articles canvassing cutting-edge insights into major scientific advances. This first rundown brings you up to date with the ground-breaking science surrounding our gut microbiome.It's striking to realize, but living inside all of us are trillions of micro-organisms.

How Does PrEP, the HIV-Prevention Medication, Work?


At the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last month, a group of researchers announced that, although their HIV-prevention trial isn't over yet, they know that the treatment is going to be a success. This isn't the first study of its kind to go extraordinarily well; a few years ago, a

Can Virtual Reality Tackle Phobias?


Duke University has started offering a novel treatment for phobias: virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy.Patients are interviewed and offered therapist-guided virtual reality treatments in an immersive, computer-generated environment that correspond to their particular source of anxiety. This isn’t for just any phobia, as the Duke Faculty Practice only offers environments

Four Reasons Surgery Needs Virtual Reality


Despite advantages over traditional surgical methods, advanced surgery procedures present limitations, and these could be overcome by the use of refined virtual reality systems. So says a new report from Kalorama Information. The report, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Market in Healthcare (U.S. Markets for Surgery; Medical Education and Training; Pain