Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Body’s Ecosystem – Understanding the Influence of Microbes Throughout the...

The human body is teeming with microbes—trillions of them. The commensal bacteria and fungi that live on and inside us outnumber our own cells...

Researchers Identify Bacteria Responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis,...

Home is Where Your Microbes Are

A person's home is their castle, and they populate it with their own subjects: millions and millions of bacteria. A new study published in Science provides...

Early Antibiotic Exposure Leads to Lifelong Metabolic Disorders, Obesity in Mice

A new study published in Cell suggests that antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut,...

How Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mind and Appetite to Influence Which...

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting...

Discovery Reveals Antibiotics Actively Promote Chronic Ear, Lung Infections by ‘Feeding’...

Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Oak Crest Institute of Science have discovered the link between antibiotics and bacterial biofilm formation...

How Bacteria on Skin can Influence Wound Healing

A new study suggests microbes living on our skin influence how quickly wounds heal. The findings could lead to new treatments for chronic wounds,...

Increase in Levels of Amino Acid Tyrosine Linked to Diabetes

Elevated levels of an amino acid, tyrosine, alter development and longevity in animals and may contribute to the development of diabetes in people, new...

Large Study Identifies Exact Gut Bacteria Linked to Crohn’s Disease

While the causes of Crohn's disease are not well understood, recent research indicates an important role for an abnormal immune response to the microbes...

Altering Gut Bacteria Promotes Health and Increases Lifespan

Scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have promoted health and increased lifespan in Drosophila by altering the symbiotic, or commensal, relationship between bacteria...

Gut Microbes Closely Linked to Proper Immune Function, Other Health Issues

A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the...

Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease: Carnitine and TMAO

A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis — or the...