Microbiome

The Cancer Microbiome Reveals Which Bacteria Live In Tumors

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). With a clearer picture of the microbiota living in various organs in both healthy and...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research, Algorithms, Genetics

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All Roads Lead To The Gut

Gollygeewhillikers, sure wish we knew of a British gastroenterologist who could help us understand how so many illnesses including COVID keep coming back to a conversation about the gut...  Vitamin D and the microbiome could be superstars in...
Related topics: Vitamins

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People's 'microbiomes' Might Influence Covid-19 Severity: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- The bacteria in your gut may play a role in the severity of COVID-19 infection and the strength of your immune system response, a new study suggests. Not only that, imbalances in the microbiome may cause continued...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Plant-based Diet Brings Better 'microbiome,' Healthier Life

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- A plant-based diet is linked to healthy gut microbes that could lower your risk for conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates a clear association between...
Related topics: Diet, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Researchers Identify Bacterium That Protects Rice Plants Against Diseases

With their expertise in microbiome research, the researchers at the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology were able to demonstrate how a specific bacterium inside the seeds of rice plants effectively and in an eco-friendly way inhibits...
Related topics: Medical Research, Biotechnology

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Turning Microbiome Research Into A Force For Health

A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases. The microbiome comprises trillions of microorganisms living on and inside each of us....
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fecal Microbiome Transplant Not Much Help In Pediatric Obesity

(MedPage Today) -- A mixed bag of outcomes was seen after fecal microbiome transplantation (FMT) using oral capsules in adolescents with obesity, according to a randomized trial. Looking at 87 kids from New Zealand, those who underwent a single...
Related topics: Obesity

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Nanoplastics Alter Intestinal Microbiome And Threaten Human Health

We live in a world invaded by plastic. Its role as a chemically stable, versatile and multi-purpose fostered its massive use, which has finally translated into our current situation of planetary pollution. Moreover, when plastic degrades it breaks...

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The Incredible, Variable Bacteria Living In Your Mouth

Researchers have examined the human oral microbiome and discovered tremendous variability in bacterial subpopulations living in certain areas of the mouth. In many cases, the team was able to identify a handful of genes that might explain a...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research, Genetics

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Scientists To Study Whether Aging Is Impacted By Changes In Gut Microbiome

Texas Biomedical Research Institute Associate Professor Corinna Ross, PhD, is a principal investigator on a $3.38 million National Institutes of Health multi-investigator grant to study "microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and healthspan" in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Oral Microbiome Tied To Lung Cancer Risk In Never-smokers

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 -- Lower alpha diversity of the oral microbiota is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer among never-smokers, and the abundance of specific taxa are associated with altered risk, according to a study published...
Related topics: Oral Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Smoking, Medical Research

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How And Why Microbes Promote And Protect Against Stress

The bacteria, yeast and viruses that make up the human microbiome affect physical health, behavior and emotions. Some microbes in the human microbiome prosper when the body is under stress, while other microbes contribute to buffering the body...
Related topics: Stress, Bacteria, Virus, Virology

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Your Microbiome & Vitamin D Levels May Be Linked: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- The diversity, and therefore the health, of the microbes in your gut is linked to your levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. The gut microbiome is composed of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in our...
Related topics: Vitamins, Medical Research, Bacteria, Virus, Virology

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Gut Microbiome Snapshot Could Reveal Chemical Exposures In Children

Researchers at Duke University have completed the most comprehensive study to date on how a class of persistent pollutants called semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are associated with the gut microbiome in human children. The results show that...
Related topics: Medical Research

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At Mayo Clinic, Wellesley Alumna Continues Senior Thesis Research On Mysteries Of Vaginal...

When Stephanie Song '19 started working in the microbiome program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as a summer intern after her sophomore year at Wellesley, she didn't have any research experience.
Related topics: Mayo Clinic, Medical Research

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In Alzheimer's, Connection Between Bone, Brain, And Microbiome May Be Critical

With the support of a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, a team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will examine the interactions between the brain, bone, and the gut microbiota in relation to Alzheimer's disease. What the...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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How Covid-19 Measures Might Be Impacting Your Microbiome — And What To Do About It

Do pandemic-spurred lockdowns hurt our ability to develop a healthy immune system? Maybe. But health experts say there are ways to combat potential negative effects.

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The Microbiome Of Da Vinci's Drawings

The work of Leonardo Da Vinci is an invaluable heritage of the 15th century. From engineering to anatomy, the master paved the way for many scientific disciplines.

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Glyphosate May Affect Human Gut Microbiota

More than half of bacterial species in the core of the human gut microbiome are potentially sensitive to glyphosate, shows new research. Researchers introduced the first bioinformatics resource to determine and test the potential sensitivity of...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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New Effective And Safe Antifungal Isolated From Sea Squirt Microbiome

By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice.
Related topics: Medical Research

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