The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) located at Tufts University, located in Boston, MA, is an important aging research hub with a particular focus on nutrition, the microbiome, and sarcopenia.
Tufts University - Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia (NEPS) Team
The Gut Microbiome
The gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem populated by a myriad of archaea, eukarya, viruses, and bacteria. Four microbial phyla, Firmicutes, Bacteroides, Proteobacteria, and Actinobacteria, make up 98% of the total population of the intestinal microbiome.