Authors: Martha Powell, Future Science Group
Rapidly developing techniques are enhancing our ability to understand the human microbiome and the processes and diseases it may be associated with. To date, links have been drawn with conditions including obesity, anxiety and autism spectrum disorders – and infectious diseases are no exception.
In many cases additional research is needed to elucidate whether microbial changes are a consequence or a cause of the disease conditions; however, in this infographic we provide a visual snapshot of the infections and immune processes that have been linked with the microbiome thus far, explaining some of the evidence. You can discover more in our summary below.