Happy birthday to me!
At least HALF of me is seventeen years old today (please excuse the microbiome humor!)
Truth is, I saw this cake on the internet and just had to find a reason to post it. :)
don't be like jimmy...
A recent study from Columbia University sheds light on changes in the human microbiome over time by comparison to those of wild gorillas and chimpanzees. While not necessarily a conclusion of the study, it is interesting to compare the sad decreasing diversity that is occurring by the dwindling populations of these creatures (whether by way of hunting, diminishing habitats, or Ebola virus) with the decreasing diversity that is apparently occurring with the creatures in our guts over time due to our diets shifting to animal protein and fat.
When Jimmy Underwood isn't blogging, he's probably either singing, studying in his room, or binge-watching The Office...or perhaps all of the above.