Bacteria

How to boost your gut health (no probiotics necessary)

Conventional wisdom says that if you’re dealing with a touchy gut, you should just start taking probiotics and eating more yogurt and sauerkraut. But …

Microbiome

How taking care of your gut bacteria could improve your anxiety

The psychobiotic revolution is just beginning and it could change the way we treat mental health problems.<p>In the past 30 years, there has been a …

Microbiome

Probiotics are popular, but some questions remain

Probiotics are having a moment. They're touted as the next big superstar in disease prevention and in treatment for ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, gestational diabetes, allergies and obesity. Fans claim that these "good" bacteria will nourish your gut microbiome and crowd out the "bad" …

Microbiome

Scientists are spelunking for cave gunk to fight superbugs

Deep in caverns around the world, bacteria are laboring to make antibiotics we can discover and use for ourselves.<p>Caves are dark, dank, isolated, and home to very few plants or animals. At first glance they might seem devoid of life. But caves are full of microscopic creatures, bacteria and fungi …

Microbiome

How does diet affect gut health?

Our digestive system, or 'gut' as it is more commonly known, is a complex system comprising of tissues and organs all with a unique role to play in …

Microbiome

Scientists Make Important Step in Understanding the Architecture of Our 'Second Brain'

<b>London, UK (Scicasts)</b> — Scientists have made an important step in understanding the organization of nerve cells embedded within the gut that control …

Microbiome

Role of Nutrition and the Microbiome in heart disease prevention (Dr Monica Aggarwal) | Plant Based Recipe: Whole Food Vegan Recipes & Resources

Since I started learning about plant-based health, learning about the microbiome and gut health has been one of the most fascinating and influential …

Microbiome

Bacteria can paint with light, thanks to genetic engineering

Nope. You’re not looking at a Bob Ross still life. This faintly colored image was “painted” by bacteria (<i>Escherichia coli</i>) that produce colored …

Biology

MIT used bacteria to create a self-ventilating workout shirt

Next step: a garment that releases a nice aroma at the gym.<p>Many rain jackets have zippers at the armpits that, when opened, let out perspiration and funk that would otherwise stay trapped inside. But researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a prototype of a wearable …

Biology

An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

In general, diets higher in fiber and fermentable material encourage the growth and health of the hindgut bacterial ecosystem.<p>Horses carry billions …

Microbiome

The Curious Case of the Caterpillar's Missing Microbes

Many animals, including humans, can’t live healthy lives without the microbes in their guts. These intestinal residents break down food and help to …

Microbiome

Gut Bugs Cause Brain Bleeds

A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for …

Microbiome

‘Super Bacteria’ Were Around Before the Dinosaurs

Scientists are studying these ancient forms of bacteria to better understand how they work and how humans might try to defeat them.<p>Would it surprise …

Microbiome

Cash is even grosser than you knew: Dangerous bacteria survive on paper money, study finds

Studies have long shown that money is pretty damn gross. Scientists have found all kinds of icky stuff on our cash, from mold to the flu virus to …

E.coli

How healthy is your gut?

Features | Health<p>By Bunmi George, Contributor | 18 May 2017 | 2:44 am<p>Have you ever thought that your food choices and lifestyle influences the …

Microbiome

Worst superbugs lurk on public transport

IF you’re a regular public transport user, you might want to take some good handwipes with you.<p>Nine of the world’s most threatening superbugs have …

News (South Africa)

It's Not Just You: We ALL Have Seasonal Allergies Now - Motherboard

This spring, for the first time in my 28 years on this Earth, I've suddenly developed seasonal allergies. Let me tell you, it goes far beyond the sniffles. Each person experiences allergies differently, but for me it's a truly unpleasant blend of congestion, itchy throat, and a post-nasal drip …

Microbiome

Are Vitamin Supplements Killing Our Gut Bacteria?

We consume all sorts of things before really knowing how they’re going to affect us, including probiotics and dietary supplements. But given how …

Microbiome

How to stop stress and anxiety wreaking havoc with your gut health

Time to embrace 'gutfulness'<p>Do you suffer from bloating or irritated bowels when stressed or anxious? If so, you're not alone. Stress and anxiety are …

Microbiome

How 450-million-year-old bacteria evolved into a dangerous superbug

A dangerous bacteria found in hospitals might have originated from an ancestor that lived in the guts of the first animals to walk on land, according to a new study.<p>The bacteria, called <i>Enterococcus,</i> is a so-called superbug, meaning it is resistant to antibiotics and cleaning products. In the new …

Microbiome

Cork scientists link gut bacteria to anxiety disorders

By Evelyn Ring<p>Scientists in Cork have given a new meaning to gut reaction.<p>They have discovered that the microbiome, the collective trillions of …

Microbiome

Can A 'Poop Transplant' Change Your Weight?

"It is highly unlikely that one would gain or lose weight following a single fecal transplant, regardless of their stool donor’s BMI."<p>CHICAGO — Studies in mice have garnered attention for a remarkable result: When the feces of one mouse was transplanted to another mouse, the recipient mouse either …

Microbiome

'It's a very real thing': The struggle to make people take gut health seriously

"It's all in your head." No, actually it's all in your gut, but many of those suffering gut health issues have been told it's not a real illness or …

Microbiome

Terroir: the Missing Link

There is perhaps no more contentious term in the wine world than terroir. The mere mention of the word can send the listener into a state of …

You Won't Want to Ride the Subway After Reading This

<i>PHOTO: The London Underground is creeping and crawling with microscopic creepy-crawlies. (photo via Flickr/Spixey)</i><p>You might want to work up a nice …

E.coli

Microbes seen controlling action of host's genes: Microbes muck up molecular machinery to influence health

Microbes muck up molecular machinery to influence health<p>Microbes can control their animal hosts by manipulating the molecular machinery of their …

Microbiome

Swirling swarms of bacteria offer insights on turbulence

In research that began with Julia Yeomans at the University of Oxford, Shendruk and his colleagues created a computer simulation of bacteria swimming …

Physics

New research suggests gut microbiome plays a role in bipolar disorder

Scientists are taking a closer look at how microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal system impact mental health. A new study suggests that …

Microbiome

The Gut-Pain Connection You Should Know About

Could the source of your aches and pains be in your gut?...

Microbiome

Probiotics in skincare: What are they and how do they work?

We've all heard of them, but what do they actually do?<p>We're all aware of the benefits of taking probiotics, whether in food or supplement form, for …

Skin Care