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Scientists Hit Pay Dirt with New Microbial Research Technique

Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans “know more about the movement of celestial bodies than...
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The Individual Microbiome – More Chance Than Selection

All living beings live in symbiosis with an abundance of micro-organisms – the microbiome – that settle on and in their tissues....
Parkinson’s Therapy

Targeting the Microbiome Could Improve Parkinson’s Therapy

For some people with Parkinson’s disease, Levodopa is a wonder drug, capable of eliminating almost overnight the tremors and movement difficulties that...
Parkinson’s disease

Seeking a “Missing Link” Between Genes and Environment in Parkinson’s Disease

There is a missing link between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease, speculate scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and armed with...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
vaccines for infants and newborns

Immune Discovery Should Lead to Improved Vaccines for Infants and Newborns

Scientists have just identified a class of ‘danger signals’ that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in infants and newborns. They believe...
liver disease

Gut Bacteria Markers Could Be a ‘Smoking Gun’ for Liver Disease

The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, hint at the potential for chemical by-products produced by the microbes living inside us to be used...
microbes

NIH Scientists Find Microbes on the Skin of Mice Promote Tissue...

Beneficial bacteria(link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound...
swallowble sensor

Swallowable Sensors Reveal Mysteries of Human Gut Health

The trials by researchers at RMIT University have uncovered mechanisms in the human body that have never been seen before, including a potentially new...
lung microbiome

Natural Lung Bacteria Offer Clues on Treating Airway Infections, Says Expert

An Imperial College London expert has highlighted the importance of studying lung microorganisms, known as the lung microbiome, in helping us to understand and...
lemur

Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial...
autonomous bionic drones

NTU Scientists Suggest Flies Could Help to Monitor Disease Outbreaks by...

An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have proposed that swarms of flies can be used to help monitor...
intestine

Bacteria as Pacemaker for the Intestine

Spontaneous contractions of the digestive tract play an important role in almost all animals, and ensure healthy bowel functions. From simple invertebrates to humans,...
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A Clean Slate: Engineering the Gut Microbiome with “Good” Bacteria May...

Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn’s disease. The new study, published...
microbiome

Microbial Menace

For the most part, scientists think of the trillions of microbes that call the human gut home as allies — after all, they’ve been...
hypertension

Gut Microbes Can Protect Against High Blood Pressure

Microbes living in your gut may help protect against the effects of a high-salt diet, according to a new study from MIT.The MIT team,...
necroptosis, phosphorus

Newly Discovered Fungus Feeds Phosphorus to Plants

Every plant is populated by numerous microorganisms. Members in this so-called microbiome are also numerous fungi from the soil. The research group of Prof....
pneumonia

The End of Pneumonia? New Vaccine Offers Hope.

In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1...
cystic fibrosis

The Microbial Anatomy of an Organ

University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping “’omics” data onto whole organs. The tool helps...
black tea

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the...