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Human Microbiome News

Scientific American has published New Insights into the Human Microbiome . Of the half-dBozen microbiome articles in the journal, two studies stand out as being among the largest ever conducted on the gut microbes that inhabit healthy people’s large intestines and help with digestion and various immune processes—among other things. . . . . .researchers […]

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Gut Bacteria and Metabolism

New information from Science Friday: In a new study, researchers were able to make mice lean or obese by altering their gut bacteria. Jeffrey Gordon, an author of the study, discusses how the interaction between diet and the microbial community in our gut influences our health. Check it out this. And keep feeding your gut […]

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Meet your Microbes

Field Guides “What we need is a full field guide to the microbes that live in and on people, so that we can understand what they’re doing to our lives. We are them; they are us.” (Jonathan Eisen) There’s work going on to define the microbial makeup inside us. It’s a great start. But only just […]

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Probiotics vs Antibiotics

Another interest post about probiotics from Radiolab. Before Probiotics My first encounter with probiotics occurred 40 years ago. Back then, I knew nothing of the term. My landlord had a serious medical problem: his tongue had quickly become swollen and extended it turned a dark black color and was painful He couldn’t eat, barely drink […]

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Probiotics for the Nose

Science Friday does it again. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that healthy sinuses are populated by a diverse population of bacteria, including Lactobacillus species. Study author Susan Lynch discusses whether a microbial spray might be a good cure for the sniffles. This Microbes Benefit More Than Just the Gut podcast is an interesting […]

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