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Bacterial chemical 'signatures' a sign of damaged gut microbiome in critical illness
Chemicals produced by healthy bacteria could be used to assess the health of the gut microbiome and help identify critically-ill children at greatest risk of organ failure, a study published in Critical Care Medicine has found. (2019-06-13)
Gut microbes eat our medication
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. (2019-06-13)
New tool can pinpoint origins of the gut's bacteria
A UCLA-led research team has developed a faster and more accurate way to determine where the many bacteria that live in, and on, humans come from. (2019-06-12)
Gut microbes respond differently to foods with similar nutrition labels
Foods that look the same on nutrition labels can have vastly different effects on our microbiomes, report researchers in a paper publishing June 12 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. (2019-06-12)
A gut feeling: Microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer
Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health and disease. (2019-06-12)
Burt's Bees presents research on the proven power of naturals at the 2019 WCD
Burt's Bees, a leading provider of personal care products committed to natural skin care solutions, today announced research supporting new findings related to the skin's composition and the role of nature-based regimens to protect the skin against common environmental stressors. (2019-06-11)
Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer, study finds
An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests. (2019-06-10)
Just a phage? How bacteria's predators can shape the gut microbiome
A phage can have a profound impact on the dynamics of the gut microbiome, not only affecting certain species directly but also having a cascading effect on others. (2019-06-06)
The bacteria building your baby
Australian researchers have laid to rest a longstanding controversy: is the womb sterile? (2019-06-05)
A pluralistic approach to thinking about the human microbiome
In 'The Conceptual Ecology of the Human Microbiome,' published in the June 2019 issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, Nicolae Morar and Brendan J. (2019-06-05)
Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?
Fecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, has shown. (2019-06-04)
Gut bacteria influence autism-like behaviors in mice
Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice. (2019-05-30)
LSU health research finds new RX target for common STD
Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has identified a target that may lead to the development of new treatments for the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. (2019-05-30)
Research deepens understanding of gut bacteria's connections to human health, disease
Researchers have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health. (2019-05-30)
ASCO 2019: Delays lead to late-stage diagosis of young people with colorectal cancer
Median 294 days passed between the first time patients noticed rectal bleeding and the time they were diagnosed. (2019-05-29)
New findings from Human Microbiome Project reveal how microbiome is disrupted during IBD
A new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is the first to have observed the complex set of chemical and molecular events that disrupt the microbiome and trigger immune responses during flare-ups of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (2019-05-29)
Low vitamin D in pregnancy linked to potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in black women
Race plays a role in how vitamin D affects the vaginal microbiome. (2019-05-29)
NIH-funded study links microbiome composition to African American preterm birth risk
A research project funded by the National Institutes of Health has identified differences in the vaginal bacteria that may raise the risk of preterm birth among pregnant African-American women. (2019-05-29)
WVU biostatistician studies link between microbiome and preterm birth
Pregnant African American women are more likely than white women to give birth prematurely, but they're underrepresented in studies of preterm birth rates. (2019-05-29)
Science Snapshots -- May 2019
Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium; a powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver helps transform carbon dioxide gas into a reusable form; new study reports the first comprehensive, highly coordinated effort to examine the global diversity and biogeography of activated sludge microbiome. (2019-05-24)
Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer's disease symptoms in male mice, study reveals
Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. (2019-05-16)
Evolution in the gut
Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. (2019-05-16)
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. (2019-05-16)
Over-fed bacteria make people sick
In a new hypothesis, a CRC 1182 research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial colonisation. (2019-05-15)
Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work
UT Southwestern researchers identified a previously unknown bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis that requires vitamin A to work. (2019-05-14)
Like a lot of things, women's gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men's
A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. (2019-05-14)
Human gut microbiome physiology can now be studied in vitro using Organ Chip technology
A research team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering 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. (2019-05-13)
OU study expands understanding of bacterial communities for wastewater treatment system
A University of Oklahoma-led interdisciplinary global study expands the understanding of activated sludge microbiomes for next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering. (2019-05-13)
First randomized controlled trial of FMT for obesity shows potential progress
Using capsules filled with fecal matter from a lean donor, researchers successfully changed some of the composition of the gut microbiota of patients with obesity, a possible step toward a new treatment for weight loss. (2019-05-09)
Transplanting gut bacteria alters depression-related behavior, brain inflammation in animals
Scientists have shown that transplanting gut bacteria, from an animal that is vulnerable to social stress to a non-stressed animal, can cause vulnerable behavior in the recipient. (2019-05-06)
Localized efforts to save coral reefs won't be enough, study suggests
A National Science Foundation study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution on reefs won't save them without a worldwide effort to reduce global warming. (2019-05-02)
Study reveals link between starch digestion gene, gut bacteria
A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations. (2019-05-02)
Relationship between root microbiome and nitrogen use efficiency revealed in rice
A collaborative team led by Prof. BAI Yang and Prof. (2019-04-30)
Right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer progression
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg have discovered a combination of dietary factors and gut bacteria that inhibits the progression of colorectal cancer. (2019-04-30)
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. (2019-04-25)
Study shines light on safety of deworming programs
A new study has identified no major differences between the microbiomes of people infected with roundworm or hookworm and uninfected peers. (2019-04-23)
Meet B. fragilis, a bacterium that moves into your gut and evolves to make itself at home
MIT 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. (2019-04-23)
Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes
New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those wounds heal or lead to amputations. (2019-04-18)
Infection biology: Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella
LMU researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic Salmonella. (2019-04-18)
Microbiome science may help doctors deliver more effective, personalized treatment to children with irritable bowel syndrome
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. (2019-04-17)
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