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      Microbiome researcher Jeffrey Gordon receives the 2022 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for biomedical research

      Each year, Johnson & Johnson honors a scientist currently working in academia, industry or a scientific institute who has made a significant contribution toward the improvement of public health. The winner for 2022 is internationally known for his research on the human gut microbiome and its impact on health and disease.

      5 things we now know about Crohn’s disease

      Over the past few decades, advances in the study and treatment of this inflammatory bowel disease have rapidly accelerated. We spoke to the experts to learn the latest about managing Crohn’s disease—and what other potential breakthroughs are on the horizon.

      Could changes in your microbiome increase your risk of colorectal cancer?

      That’s exactly what researchers at Johnson & Johnson are trying to find out. By partnering on a new study that’s looking at the role gut microbes may play in the disease—and focusing on the underrepresented groups most affected—they hope to advance early-detection strategies and potential treatments.

      These 3 scientists could someday change what your golden years look like

      Johnson & Johnson and the National Academy of Medicine have collaborated on a competition to kick-start research that’s poised to revolutionize the field of healthy longevity. Meet some of the researchers who have big ideas in the pursuit of “immorbidity.”

      The future of STEM is female: Meet 5 university scientists working on breakthrough healthcare ideas

      A foldable, 3-D printed robot that can serve as a heart stent. Using artificial intelligence to help detect cancer. Seeking out life on other planets. These are just some of the areas of fascinating research that this year’s winners of the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award are focused on in their labs across the country.

      5 things we now know about colorectal cancer

      Surprising new research suggests that people younger than 50 are getting diagnosed with the disease at record rates. For National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, find out how to protect yourself—no matter your age.

      “I’m driven by the knowledge of the difference we can make": Meet 10 scientists who really inspired us in 2019.

      A groundbreaking trial for an HIV vaccine. New ways to help the body heal itself. Immunotherapy treatments for cancer. Behind medical advancements like these are the brilliant scientists who are relentlessly pushing their visions and research forward.

      New Year, new vision: Meet a scientist who spends his days studying the microscopic world of the microbiome

      Trillions of beneficial bacteria live in and all around us. What if we could use them to our advantage, to do everything from prevent diabetes to reduce inflammation? Dirk Gevers, Ph.D., Global Head of the Janssen Human Microbiome Institute, shares how his team is already well on that research path.

      DoseBiome: The start-up that’s on a mission to make better oral care as simple as sipping tea

      In honor of World Oral Health Day, check out this enterprising company focused on helping supplement regular dental care with an innovative drink.

      4 fascinating things scientists know about the billions of bacteria in your mouth

      There’s a lot of hype about the secrets of the microbiome, but did you know there’s a whole universe of good and bad bacteria that only inhabit your mouth? For National Dental Hygiene Month, we spoke to researchers who are investigating how this small ecosystem can have a big impact on your overall health.