microbes

Spray-on bacteria is one company’s surprising idea for curing skin conditions

In medicine, the microbiome is most often associated with the gut. But there are millions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live on our skin and in our glands, too, and scientists suspect that learning more about them could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. A Cambridge biotech startup called AOBiome is […]

Pharma

5 biotech startups braving the new world of microbiome therapies

In the same way that great advances in our understanding of the human genome sparked new opportunities for biotech companies in the early 2000s, growing knowledge about how microbes in the human body affect health has paved the way for a small class of biotech startups emerging now. These companies are looking at ways to […]