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Frozen Poop Pills Could Fight Deadly Infections

In the U.S., <i>Clostridium difficile</i> causes a quarter million hospitalizations and kills 14,000 people a year. These severe-diarrhea-causing bacteria …

Microbes: The Trillions of Creatures Governing Your Health

Of all the cases Barbara Warner has faced as a pediatrician specializing in newborns, the one that sticks hardest in her mind involved a couple who …

Gut microbes keep species apart

Intestinal flora dooms hybrid offspring of cross-breeding wasps.<p>Mountain ranges and rivers can act as physical barriers that separate closely related …

Staying Healthy May Mean Learning To Love Our Microbiomes

Not so long ago, most people thought that the only good microbe was a dead microbe.<p>But then scientists started to realize that even though some bugs can make us sick and even kill us, most don't.<p>In fact, in the past decade attitudes about the bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microbes living all …

Probiotics in Clostridium difficile infection: reviewing the need for a multistrain probiotic.

2013 Mar 1;4(1):39-51. doi: 10.3920/BM2012.0049.<p>1Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Salzburg University Hospital, Paracelsus …

Gut microbiota and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: new insights.

2013 Apr;19(4):338-48. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12140. Epub 2013 Mar 2.<p>1Institute of Cardio-metabolism and Nutrition APHP, Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital …

Diabetes

Diet effects in gut microbiome and obesity.

Related Articles<b>Diet effects in gut microbiome and obesity.</b>J Food Sci. 2014 Apr;79(4):R442-51Authors: Chen J, He X, Huang JAbstract<br>The 100 trillion …

Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

The particular assortment of microbes in the digestive system may be an important factor in the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease.<p>Research involving more than 1,500 patients found that people with Crohn's disease had less diverse populations of gut microbes.<p>"[This] basically for …

Placenta Harbors Bacteria, May Impact Fetal Health

Researchers have discovered a small community of bacteria living in a most unlikely place: the placenta, the organ that nourishes a developing fetus …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Genetically Modifying Humans Via Antibiotics? Something You Need To Know

I'm in!<p>A new kind of antibiotic has been developed by researchers at Oregon State University. The new antibiotics are called PPMOs, which stand for …

Scientists Can Tell Your Ethnicity From The Germs In Your Mouth

The type of oral bacteria a person carries is determined more by genetics than lifestyle, one study suggests.<p>Every human mouth is unique. In each, a diverse microbial community thrives, in the spit, the plaque, and under the gums. The bacterial cocktail is a little different for everyone. It seems …

Cats recognise their owners' voices but never evolved to care, says study

Any cat owner will tell you that although they are sometimes kept as pets, felines are beholden to no one.<p>A new study from the University of Tokyo …

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Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Baby boys and girls receive different nutrients in breast milk

Baby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending on their baby's sex, researchers say.<p>Tests on mothers' milk in both monkeys and humans have showed that levels of fat, protein, vitamins, sugars, minerals and hormones vary …

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

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Evolution: Why don’t we have hairier faces?

Men may have beards, but compared to many of our primate cousins our faces are pretty hairless – why is that? Jason G Goldman explores the enigma of our bare-faced cheeks.<p>Have you ever stopped to consider your face? Compared to most of the rest of the animal kingdom, the human face has at least one …