Gut microbiomes help bears on vastly different diets reach the same size

A recent study of the gut microbiome of Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos) shows that microbial life in the intestines of bears allows them to attain comparable size and fat stores while consuming very different diets. The work sheds light on the role of the gut microbiome in maintaining health in wild omnivores. “We think … Read more

Midwifery education in Bangladesh has vastly improved women’s access to safe childbirth, studies show

In partnership with the British High Commissioner for Bangladesh, the Directorate General for Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized an outreach seminar on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in the auditorium of the DGNM in Dhaka, to share the findings. of two midwifery studies in Bangladesh. Those two separate studies … Read more