Medicine’s Mahmoud Ghannoum shares the importance of mycobiomes

There’s another biome tucked inside your microbiome—here’s why it’s so important

National Geographic (subscription required): Mahmoud Ghannoum, professor at the School of Medicine, said researchers have studied the bacterial microbiome for centuries, but they’ve largely ignored the mycobiome, the fungal community in and on an organism. “I always say it’s like a garden. In the summer, you fertilize the flowers and pull weeds,” Ghannoum said. “It’s in our hands: we can do the same to rebalance the gut and have good health.”