Picking up some good press on a recent paper of ours describing the microbiome changes associated with rumatoid arthritis. A very interesting story where you see a loss of sex and age delineations of the gut microbiome in arthritis-susceptible mice. Their disease susceptibility is driven by human transplanted HLA genes. These HLA genes elicit the same phenotype in humans. Check it out the discussion in the Mayo clinic news, Healthcare Purchasing News (Article: Sick to Your Stomach), at Science daily, on MESORX, The UK Daily Mail, Business Standard and in various blogs.