Microbiome

Research Finds Potential Mechanism Linking Autism, Intestinal Inflammation

Moms infected during pregnancy who produce elevated levels of the cytokine IL-17a may have microbiome alterations that prime offspring for aberrant immune responses later in life, a mouse study suggests.
Related topics: Medical Research, Autism

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Primal Kitchen Cofounder Morgan Tried Zoe And Here’s What Happened

Today we have a special guest author, Primal Kitchen® cofounder Morgan Zanotti. She’s sharing her experience trying a personalized microbiome program, which includes eating scientific muffins, pricking herself with needles, and tracking her...

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Crispring The Microbiome Is Just Around The Corner

To date, CRISPR enzymes have been used to edit the genomes of one type of cell at a time: They cut, delete or add genes to a specific kind of cell within a tissue or organ, for example, or to one kind of microbe growing in a test tube.
Related topics: Enzymes, Genetics

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Freely Available Protist Culture Collection Supports Deeper Understanding Of Plant Microbiomes

We are all closely associated with microorganisms. The most common example is the human gut, where bacteria are necessary for digestion and health or can be responsible for illness. The plant microbiome is similar. Depending on the microorganisms in...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Covid-19 Infection Can Be Inhibited By Elements Of The Human Microbiome

Researchers have identified metabolites, intermediate or end products of metabolism, in the human microbiome that inhibit COVID-19 infection in cell-based models of the virus. The finding, reported this week in the journal mSphere, an open-access...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Is Your Modern Lifestyle Destroying Your Gut Microbiome?

This Probiotic Strain Could Fix It!

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Immune Cells In The Brain Play Key Role In Relationship Between Gut Microbes And Beta-amyloid

Perturbing the gut microbiome with antibiotics during early life leads to a reduction in amyloid plaques in male mice in adulthood -- and microglia are a critical component of the effect.
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Covid-19 Testing Kits Also Can Measure Oral Microbiome In Saliva

COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a new study has found. This enables study of the relationship between mouth and lung microbes and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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The Study Of The Microbiome Enables New Strategies For Healthy And Climate-resilient Crops

Agriculture is facing enormous challenges worldwide due to global changes caused by human activities. Drought, severe weather events, record temperatures and emerging pathogens threaten the world's food supply. For this reason we need to make our...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Vampire Bats That Socialize Together Have A Similar Microbiome

The bloodsuckers form tight-knit bonds, often huddling together for warmth, grooming each other and even sharing regurgitated food. In the process, they may develop similar gut bacteria.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Autism Affects The Microbiome, Not The Other Way Around

Enlarge / False color image of bacteria on a human tongue. (credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/ Getty Images) An altered microbiome has been associated with—and thereby either implicitly or explicitly implicated as a partial cause of—a wide...
Related topics: Autism, Bacteria

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The Gut Microbiome’s Role In Autism Gets Murkier

As scientists look for a link between digestive-tract microbes and autism, some questionable treatments have surfaced. A new study says they’ve got it all backwards.
Related topics: Autism, Medical Research

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Woodrat Microbiomes: It's Who You Are That Matters Most

Every mammal hosts a hidden community of other organisms—the microbiome. Their intestines teem with complex microbial populations that are critical for nutrition, fighting disease and degrading harmful toxins. Throughout their lives, mammals are...

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Microbiome Discovery May Open New Doors To Development Of Treatments For Gastrointestinal Diseases

Researchers probing the gut -- 'the inner tube of life' -- have for the first time discovered specific factors in its workings that in the future may help improve treatment for patients facing gut damage or gastrointestinal disease.
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Infant Microbiome Impacts Early Behavior In Boys And Girls

A new Dartmouth-led study published in Pediatric Research has found a direct and sex-specific association between the composition of infant microbiome and early childhood behavioral health. Previous studies have established a link between the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Stem Cell Deep Dive; 'close To A Cure'; Possible Cut In Medicare Cancer Payments

(MedPage Today) -- Diet-related changes in the gut microbiome may play a role in the evolution of aggressive forms of prostate cancer, suggesting dietary changes have a role in prevention. (Cleveland Clinic) A new study will use advanced imaging...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medicare, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Diet, Medical Research

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Hate Broccoli And Cauliflower? Your Microbiome Might Be Partially To Blame

Enlarge / Many kids (and adults) don't much like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and other types of cruciferous vegetables. Taste perception is complicated, but per a new study, our unique oral microbiomes might be one reason why. (credit:...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Can Test Kits Of Our Bodies’ Microbiome Aid In Our Health? I Tried One Of Them.

The firms say the results from their kits can help you map your microbiome, improve disease symptoms and even lose weight. Some also sell vitamins and probiotics.
Related topics: Vitamins

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Cleveland Clinic Study Links Gut Microbiome And Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Researchers have shown for the first time that diet-associated molecules in the gut are associated with aggressive prostate cancer, suggesting dietary interventions may help reduce risk. While more research will be necessary, the study's lead author...
Related topics: Medical Research, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Diet

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Over 4 Million Deaths Per Year Caused By Obesity

Novel obesity treatments such as modulation of the gut microbiome and gene therapy are underutilized and could help fight the obesity epidemic, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrine Reviews.
Related topics: Obesity, Genetics

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