Microbiome

How This Bacteria-crawling Skincare Line Became A Fast-growing Wellness Brand

Mother Dirt is adding to its stable of microbiome-friendly products. Can the brand help consumers rethink their hygiene habits? When Mother Dirt first launched in 2015, the skincare line’s bold take on personal hygiene challenged...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Oh, Poop! Study Links Pets To Higher Ibs Risk For Owners

(MedPage Today) -- Possible reasons: microbiome-disrupting poop exposure; common thread of anxiety/depression
Related topics: Medical Research, Anxiety, Depression

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Ddw 2019 Celebrates Golden Jubilee

(MedPage Today) -- IBD, obesity, and the gut microbiome among featured topics
Related topics: Obesity

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Ubiome's Founder Repeatedly Presented Herself As Years Younger Than She Was, In The Latest Sign Of...

The buzzy Silicon Valley startup uBiome, which was geared toward highlighting the importance of the microbiome for human health, is under federal investigation. The FBI raided the company's San Francisco offices last month, reportedly in regard to...
Related topics: Silicon Valley, Startup, FBI

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Antibiotic Treatment Alleviates Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms In Male Mice

Researchers have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study shows that, by altering the gut microbiome, long-term antibiotic treatment reduces...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant Found Safe And Effective In Children With C. Difficile

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, recurring diarrheal infections from Clostridiodes difficile in adults by restoring a normal microbiome. Now,...

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Women's Gut Microbiomes Appear To Mature Earlier Than Men's

A recent study found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome.
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Human Gut Microbiome Physiology Can Now Be Studied In Vitro Using Organ Chip Technology

A research team has developed an approach to co-culture a complex human gut microbiome in direct contact with intestinal tissue for at least five days using 'organ-on-a-chip' (Organ Chip) microfluidic culture technology.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Parkinson's Risk Tied To Appendectomy History

(MedPage Today) -- And no, it doesn't appear to be about the microbiome
Related topics: Parkinson's

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'microbiome' May Be Key To Autism Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteria may play a role in the disorder or some of its symptoms. Although this research is in its infancy, it's hoped that...
Related topics: Autism, Medical Research, Bacteria

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The Paddison Program For Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Unproven Illusion Of Control

Clint Paddison is an Australian comedian with a science degree who developed rheumatoid arthritis at age 31. He now claims to have controlled it with a diet he developed to alter the gut microbiome. How plausible is his story, and does his Paddison...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Diet

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Microbiome Testing Startup Faces Fbi Investigation Over Billing

Another lab testing startup is facing legal scrutiny, albeit not for the same reasons as Theranos. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the FBI is investigating uBiome, a firm that tests microbiomes (the communities of organisms in your body)...
Related topics: Startup, FBI

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Microscopic Life In The Saline Soil Of The Marismas Del Odiel Natural Park

This research opens new perspectives in microbiome study of this type of environment, which can produce data on, among other aspects, possible climate alterations and other environmental factors in microbial populations.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Meet B. Fragilis, A Bacterium That Moves Into Your Gut And Evolves To Make Itself At Home

Researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome evolution of Bacteroides fragilis, one of the most prevalent bacteria found in humans' large intestines. In a new paper, the authors describe how the common...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genomics, Genetics, Bacteria

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Certain Strains Of Bacteria Associated With Diabetic Wounds That Do Not Heal

Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound.
Related topics: Bacteria, Diabetes

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Microbiome Science May Help Doctors Deliver More Effective, Personalized Treatment To Children With...

To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut. A report describes how a new battery of tests enables researchers...
Related topics: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Medical Research

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Newborn's 'microbiome' Could Give Clues To Weight Later

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- A newborn's first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. The clues come from the population of bacteria (microbiome) in the baby's gut. Finnish...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Gut Microbiome Directs The Immune System To Fight Cancer

The advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors–which “release the brakes” of the body’s immune system to launch an efficient tumor attack–are a major breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy. However, these treatments...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Gastrointestinal Complaints In Children Could Signal Future Mental Health Problem

Researchers have linked disruption of a child's gastrointestinal microbiome triggered by early-life adversity -- such as parental separation -- with activity in the regions of the brain associated with emotional health.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Human Microbiome Metabolites Tip The Scale In Intestinal E. Coli Infections

A multi-disciplinary team of biological engineers, microbiologists, and systems biologists, whose goal it is to uncover the causes of tolerance to infection exhibited by certain individuals or species, has now succeeded in modeling infection of...

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