Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

A Galaxy Within Us: Programming Gut Microbiota with Food

Who would have thought that the human body contains over 10 times the amount of bacterial cells as human cells? These bacteria — now...

How Gut Bacteria Use Nitric Oxide to Control and Communicate with...

Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts, they can also tell the genes in...

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...

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...

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...

Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic...

Fighting Microbes With Microbes

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops? Like humans, with their complement of microbes that aid in everything from immune responses to nutrition, plants rely on a vast array of bacteria and fungi for health and defense. Over the last decade, research has revealed many new functional aspects of the crosstalk between human-associated microbes and human cells, but plant biologists are only beginning to scratch the surface of the often surprising ways that soil microbiota impact plants

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...