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MBAC hosts Bioinformatics training for Phage course

  Dr Reid Schwebach brought his summer class to the MBAC to show them the facilities at the Science and Technology campus and to introduce them to concepts in Bioinformatics.  We plan to use Mutitag NextGen sequencing approach to interrogate the entire Phageome in soil samples   Links to Related Sites 4-VA Phage Project at […]

GMU funds Multidisciplinary Research Sea Turtle Project

Effects of the Illegal Consumption of Sea Turtles on Human Health and Environmental Security in Northwestern Mexico All of the six species of sea turtles in Mexico are endangered, and yet all are harvested illegally as a food resource. In the study area, human consumption is the main cause of mortality for these endangered species. […]

New Microbiome Initiative announced by White House

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with Federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders, is announcing a new National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) to foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems, and is hosting an event to bring together stakeholders vital to advancing the NMI. NMI FACT SHEET Metabiomics Participated […]

MBAC Researchers and ISOThrive Join Forces for Research Study

Prince William Science Accelerator-based startup, ISOThrive Joins Forces with George Mason University San Francisco, CA – (Business Wire) – ISOThrive LLC, ( a leading edge developer of nutritional ingredients to improve the gut microbiome, announced that the company is expanding its research collaboration with George Mason University (GMU). GMU is recruiting testers to evaluate the […]

Paid Human Microbiome Research Participation Opportunity

Interested in participating in research about nutrition and gut health? George Mason University is recruiting research participants for a study of a new prebiotic nutritional supplement. Prebiotics are soluble fiber food ingredients that stimulate the growth and maintenance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Prebiotics have been shown to have a positive impact on […]