Bacteria

6 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight

It could explain why that number on the scale is rising.<p>When everything is flowing smoothly, life is good. And we're not just talking good hair days …

Wellness

Why your diet may be bad for your gut bacteria

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ microbes, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Microbiome

How does your diet affect your gut bacteria?

The trillions of bacteria living inside our gut are thought to have a powerful effect on our health and wellbeing. What foods should we eat (and …

Nutrition

How Bioengineered Bacteria Could Give Robots a Living Brain - Motherboard

Imagine a future where robots with organic brains could be controlled through their microbiome. That might become reality, if researchers at Virginia Tech can transfer their virtual simulations of a bacteria-powered robot into the real world.<p>In a study published today in <i>Scientific Reports,</i> Keith C. …

Microbiome

Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body

As the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin …

Biology

Bacteria are thriving in the sky — and they influence the weather

Ever since Antoni van Leeuwenhoek first observed “animalcules” through a microscope in the late 1600s, we’ve been finding bacteria all over. They’ve been discovered in deep sea vents, on human skin, and deep in Antarctic ice. There are even bacteria all the way up in the clouds. Strange and …

Biology

Should you really eat food that has been dropped on the floor?

We asked The Hygiene Expert for the truth behind the rumours of the "five second rule"<p>You're in the kitchen cooking up a storm, then you drop a piece …

Food

With FDA’s Blessing, Seres Preps New “Pivotal” Microbiome Drug Trial

Seres Therapeutics wants to become the first company to bring to market a drug that targets the microbiome, the delicate balance of microbes …

Microbiome

How your gut affects your hormones

<i>By Dr. Lara Briden</i><p>Just when you think you understand hormones, you learn something new. Did you know the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle …

Microbiome

I had my cats’ poop sequenced—for science

A study is looking at the microbiome of our pets, and my cats are taking part.<p>Ever wondered about the bacteria in your cat's gut? It's probably not …

Microbiome

How IBD Affects Your Teeth and Gums

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often thought of as something that only affects the digestive tract, but there is more to the story. The first …

Wellness

Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally

Bacteria naturally present in our gut may be central for reversing inflammation detected in gut inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel …

Microbiome

So what exactly are prebiotics, and does your body need them?

In a world of convenience foods and sedentary jobs, we constantly work to make sure we live healthy lives. We all dream of the magic diet and …

Wellness

Unable to Lose Weight? Bacteria in Your Gut Might Be the Culprit

Imbalanced microbiota prevents the body from properly absorbing nutrients<p>At a party’s snack table with friends, you find yourself nibbling on celery …

Crohn's Disease

Seres Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results and Provides Operational Progress Update

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seres Therapeutics Inc., (NASDAQ:MCRB), today reported fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results and …

Microbiome

How gut inflammation drives the evolution of harmful bacteria

Inflammation in the gut helps bacterial viruses spread to other strains of bacteria and promotes their success, a new study in mice finds.

Biology

Gut bacteria play a role in long-term weight gain

Weight gain happens when we consume more food than we can burn, and weight loss happens when we burn more energy than we consume. But why do some …

Weight Loss

Is the bacteria in your gut making you fat?

Struggling to lose weight no matter what diet you try? What's going on in your gut could hold the answer...<p>If you thought losing weight was simply a …

Nutrition

The 12 Best Foods For Gut Health, According To Doctors

We talk a lot around here about the importance of a healthy gut—it affects everything from anxiety to bloat to energy levels to acne. We reached out …

Nutrition

Ritter Pharmaceuticals: The Thesis Has Just Changed Dramatically

Management commentary could be interpreted as mildly bullish.<p>Company's unique approach to modulation of the gut microbiome could have utility in …

Microbiome

Bacteria-Enriched Lotion Battles Skin Infections

Human skin is home to a multitude of microbes, including some that are helpful and some that could potentially be harmful. Now, a small pilot study …

Biology

The Shocking Truth About Gut Health and Probiotics

<i>Written by: Drew Canole</i><p>You might be surprised to learn that how you feel - and even how you look every day - <i>is directly tied to the health of your</i> …

Wellness

Macro-Nutrients Individualization - An Important Message

Why customizing macro-nutrients is an individualization game<p>It may come as a surprise to some, but my psychic abilities gravitate on the low side of …

Microbiome

KQED

What if your psychiatrist prescribed yogurt and vegetables as an antidepressant?<p>It may sound like alternative medicine, but researchers at the …

Microbiome

Soap free for seven years

Confusion.<p>Abject horror.<p>Disgust.<p>Those are the top three reactions when someone learns I haven’t showered with soap in seven years.<p>My soap-free saga …

Microbiome

Connection between gut microorganisms and Parkinson’s disease

A new connection between the microbiome of the gut and human health and disease has been made. Here Parkinson's disease, along with the medications …

Biology

4 Easy Recipes a Nutritionist Eats to Be Happier and Healthier

<i>Every month, Los Angeles–based</i> <i>certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach</i> <i>Kelly LeVeque of</i> <i>Be Well by Kelly brings us a new</i> …

Microbiome

Could Probiotics Replace Prozac?

Depression is a complex disease, but new research on mice is promising.Continue reading on Pacific Standard »

Depression

New in Gut Health: Fungi’s Impact on the Body

The role of the gut in our overall well-being seems to grow bigger with every new study. But while attention—and research dollars—have focused on the …

Microbiome

Antibiotics, Pain Meds, and a Vegetarian Diet Found in Neanderthal Teeth

As any dental hygienist will warn you, plaque is durable stuff. It traps bits of food, bacteria, and pathogens on your teeth, and if you don’t brush …

Microbiome