Microbiome

Environmental Contaminants Alter Gut Microbiome, Health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In a new paper, scientists from the...
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Microbiome Therapy Protects Against Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm birth, HIV infection and problems with in...
Related topics: Bacteria, HIV, Virus

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The Microbiome And The Age Of Covid-19

By Teresa Conrick Thank you for this vintage photo. We are in, “The Age of Covid-19” right now.  All of us.  We keep hearing about “the new normal” and how we will manage in this “new world.”  For many of us who have had ill...
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Coffee Plants Have A Small But Consistent Core Microbiome Of Fungi And Bacteria

For most people, coffee is a necessary start to the day. For three scientists based in Toronto, coffee is a good research subject in a world with a changing climate.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Sweet Potato Microbiome Research Important First Step Towards Improving Yield

Despite the importance of sweet potato, little is known about the sweet potato microbiome.
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Sweet Potato Microbiome Research Important First Step Towards Improving Yield

Grown around the world, sweet potatoes are an important source of nutrition particularly in sub-Saharan African and Asian diets. Sweet potatoes are especially significant to sub-Saharan Africa as a source of Vitamin A, a nutrient commonly deficient...
Related topics: Medical Research, Vitamins

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The Origin Of Feces: Coproid Reliably Predicts Sources Of Ancient Scat

The archaeological record is littered with feces, a potential goldmine for insights into ancient health and diet, parasite evolution, and the ecology and evolution of the microbiome. The main problem for researchers is determining whose feces is...
Related topics: Diet, Parasites, Medical Research

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Safeminds On Ab-2004 From Axial Biotherapeutics

Note: Our Teresa Conrick has written about the microbiome and possible treatments that could help the autism community for several years. You can read her body of work here.  During this quarantine, seems we could all benefit if the drug indeed...
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Can Your Microbiome Reveal Your Ideal Diet?

Forget carbs and calories. Your microbiome may hold the key to better blood sugar control -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Diet, Calories, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Plants Control Microbiome Diversity Inside Leaves To Promote Health

Scientists show how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside their leaves in order to stay healthy.
Related topics: Genetics

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Premature Birth Linked To The Mother's Vaginal Microbiome

Pregnant women who deliver early are more likely to have a varied vaginal microbiome, especially in their first trimester. Combining data from several studies, the researchers analyzed information across a wide range of women in terms of ethnicity...
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Lifestyle Trumps Geography In Determining Makeup Of Gut Microbiome

Researchers studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Republic of Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the US, and of people from around the world and discovered that lifestyle is more important than geography or even species in determining the...
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Lifestyle Trumps Geography In Determining Makeup Of Gut Microbiome

Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than to the gut makeup of their wild ape cousins, according to a new study from Washington University in St....
Related topics: Bacteria, Diet, Medical Research

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Microbiome May Hold Key To Identifying Hpv-infected Women At Risk For Pre-cancer

Gardnerella bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome may serve as a biomarker to identify women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) who are at risk for progression to precancer, according to a new study.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Commonly Used Mouthwash Could Make Saliva Significantly More Acidic, Change Microbes

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage. "In...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Can Poor Air Quality Make You Gain Weight?

A new study links air pollution to changes in the human gut microbiome which could fuel diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases like colitis and Crohn's disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Obesity, Crohn's Disease

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Microbiome Species Interactions Reveal How Bacteria Collaborate To Cheat Death

Antibiotics can make easy work of infections. But how do they affect the complex ecosystems of friendly bacteria that make up our microbiome?
Related topics: Bacteria, Antibiotics

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Not Only What You Eat, But How You Eat, May Affect Your Microbiome

Researchers found that post-stroke patients re-grow a healthy microbiota in their mouth and gut when they revert to normal food intake from tube feeding. These results emphasize the need to actively normalize feeding in these patients, not only to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stroke

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The Microbes In Your Mouth, And A Reminder To Floss And Go To The Dentist

Most people know that good oral hygiene - brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits - is linked to good health. Microbiome researchers offer fresh evidence to support that conventional wisdom, by taking a close look at invisible communities of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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News Digest – Smoke-free 2030, Electronic Noses, Ovarian Cancer And The Microbiome

England unlikely to meet government’s 2030 smoke-free target Last year, the Government set a target to make England smoke-free by 2030. But the ambitious target is unlikely to be realised until the Government tackles smoking in some of the most...
Related topics: Smoking, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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