A quick peek at your second brain – the gut microbiome

I’m sure by now you have heard a lot about the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease. But have you ever wondered why it is so important and what exactly is its role? Unfortunately, I can’t answer all those questions as research into the gut microbiome is relatively new and there isContinue reading “A quick peek at your second brain – the gut microbiome”

What does a honey-bee have to do with epigenetics?

Did you know that queen bees and worker bees are genetically identical? They have identical DNA. So what makes them so different? What makes the queen have a larger body, live a longer life and be able to lay thousands of eggs while worker bees are smaller and sterile? It’s all in what they eat!Continue reading “What does a honey-bee have to do with epigenetics?”