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In Memoriam of Harold Morowitz

Harold Morowitz  (December 4, 1927-March 22, 2016) Biophysicist Harold Morowitz became a Robinson Professor after a long career of teaching and research at Yale University as Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and served for five years as Master of Pierson College. The author of several books, Morowitz has written extensively on the thermodynamics of […]


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, (www.ISOThrive.com) 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 […]


Dr. Cara Frankenfeld shows Artificial Sweeteners alter the Human Microbiome

 Dr. Cara Frankenfeld presented work on alteration of the human microbiome caused by artificial sweeteners at the Medical Nutrition: Nutrition and the Microbiome conference  at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on March 30th, 2015. Artificial Sweetener Consumption and Microbiome Profiles in 31 Adults Living in the United States Cara L. Frankenfeld, Evan Lamb, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Sarah Shoemaker […]


Research on Lichen Meta-Community published in PNAS.

 A single macrolichen constitutes hundreds of unrecognized species Robert Lücking, Manuela Dal-Forno, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Patrick M. Gillevet, Frank Bungartz, Bibiana Moncada, Alba Yánez-Ayabaca, José Luis Chaves, Luis Fernando Coca, and James D. Lawrey The number of Fungi is estimated at between 1.5 and 3 million. Lichenized species are thought to make up a comparatively small […]