Bacteria

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Barefoot and coated in fine desert dust, Jeff Leach hops around the fire, adjusting logs. Its roaring glow provides the only light as the sun sinks …

Microbiome

New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species

Gene transfers are particularly common in the antibiotic-resistance genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria<p>Gene transfers are particularly common …

Biology

How The Microbes in Your Gut Influence Your Health

After being diagnosed with a chronic disease eleven years ago, I have a keen interest in following the latest discoveries being made by health …

Microbiome

Gut Bacteria Could Be Affecting the Body's Response to a New Type of Cancer Treatment

This could explain the mixed results.<p>Cancer immunotherapy - treatments that harness the body's immune system to fight cancer - has been gaining …

Microbiome

The app that helps you eat to beat diabetes

Based on Israeli research on how foods affect individuals’ blood sugar differently, DayTwo kit and app helps plan your optimum personal menu.

Diabetes

Scientists mix friendly bacteria into lotions to ward off bad germs

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> Bacteria live on everyone’s skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their …

Microbiome

Transplanting good bacteria to kill Staph

UC San Diego researchers discover antimicrobial warfare on the human skin<p>Healthy human skin is alive with bacteria. In fact, there are more …

Biology

How to Improve Your Mood with a Healthy Gut

Your mood can be affected by a variety of factors, including thought patterns, chemical imbalances, and sleep quality. But what about your gut? While …

Wellness

Gut it out: How to keep your ‘gut flora’ healthy

Gut flora — the trillions of microbes found in our intestine — are believed to play a significant role in a person’s overall health.

Microbiome

Targeting Gut Bacteria May Be The Key To Preventing Alzheimer's

Diet could be a powerful mode of prevention, according to a study that supports previous research findings.<p>Mounting research continues to show the links between the health of the gut and that of the brain. Now, a new study from Lund University in Sweden finds that unhealthy intestinal flora can …

Dementia

Gut bacteria associated with cancer immunotherapy response in melanoma

Diversity, composition of microbiome tied to tumor shrinkage from anti-PD1 treatment<p>Melanoma patients' response to a major form of immunotherapy is …

Microbiome

Are There Health Benefits To Exposing Our Immune Systems To Bacteria?

Shutterstock<p><i>Is it beneficial for our immune system to expose ourselves to bacteria? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Drew Smith, former R&D director at MicroPhage and SomaLogic, on</b> …

Quora

Watch: The War Inside Your Body

Want to see white blood cells attacking a parasitic worm like ants defending their colony? Or witness bacteria being hunted down inside your veins? …

Microbiome

Seres Therapeutics Digs Deep To Recover Its SER-109 Microbiomic Drug

Deep review of failure of phase 2 trial for SER-109 for C.difficile infection (CDI).<p>Formulation of the SER-109 microbiomic drug not the problem.<p>New …

Microbiome

Are Prebiotics the Stress Reliever You Never Heard Of?

There are traditional methods for coping with stress, from relaxing in the tub to keeping a bullet journal, but according to the newest study, an …

Wellness

Tips for Refeeding Malnourished Horses

Many horses with low body condition scores have received a poor-quality, inadequate diet for several months.<p>Since 2007, the number of horses arriving …

Microbiome

What's the secret to happiness? Turns out may well be your gut!

Clodagh Finn travels to University College Cork and finds out that true happiness may very well lie within ... within your gut.<p>HERE'S a good quiz …

Microbiome

Can Changing When And What We Eat Help Outwit Disease?

I was worried that I might not be able to stick to an intermittent fasting schedule during my vacation in Mexico. It turns out, it was a breeze.<p>Because I was sick.<p>It started on the plane ride to Cozumel, a tingle in my throat and then the telltale sign that illness was imminent: three sneezes in a …

Microbiome

12 Infographics That Explain Why We Get Sick

<b>My impression is that the vast majority of people view medicine as a confusing and very complicated field. They don’t know much about human biology,</b> …

Microbiome

Scientists Are Sending a Lethal Pathogen to the Space Station This Weekend

On Saturday, February 18th, a SpaceX Dragon capsule will shuttle a superbug into space that kills more Americans each year than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, …

NASA

The very microbes that helped humans evolve now make us sick

Our bodies have not changes as much as the standard for what constitutes a good microbe versus a bad one.<p>Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s …

Biology

New Evidence Suggests We Were Wrong About Where Our Bodies Get Their Microbes

Natural versus c-section might not matter.<p>Researchers have found new evidence contradicting the idea that babies delivered by a caesarean section …

Biology

Common fungus may raise asthma risk

<b>BOSTON</b> — A fungus among us may tip the body toward developing asthma.<p>There’s mounting evidence that early exposure to microbes can protect against …

Biology

I Went on a 4-Week Gut Cleanse, and It Changed Everything

January and detoxing go hand in hand, but before you commit to a liquid-only diet for seven days, consider a different type of cleanse: the …

Microbiome

Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?

If you had to guess the organ that has undue influence on your emotions, your mood, even your choices, what would you guess? The brain? Sure, but …

Biology

Probiotic, prebiotic — Pay attention to your microbiome

ESSEX >> The immune system, which protects the body from bacteria and foreign organisms that can cause infection and disease, is the focus of …

Microbiome

New Antibiotic from Bacteria found on Kenyan Ant could help Beat MRSA - Science, Astronomy, Medical News & Updates

African Acacia Vachellia drepanolobium tree houses Tetraponera ant colonies inside hollow domatia. Formicamycins, antibacterial polyketides produced …

New Way to Fight Superbugs Found in Noxious Weed

The invasive Brazilian peppertree contains a substance that keeps drug-resistant bacteria from producing their deadly toxins.<p>In the southern United States, the Brazilian peppertree is no one’s garden favorite.<p>Officially classified as a noxious weed in Florida, the tall, aggressive invader is a …

Biology

Shortchanging a Baby's Microbiome

When a mother gives birth vaginally and if she breastfeeds, she passes on colonies of essential microbes to her baby. This continues a chain of …

Microbiome

FDA Turmoil, Biology Mystery On List Of Hurdles For Microbiome Drugs

In three years, investment has jumped more than twenty-fold in startups developing medicines that change the interactions between our bodies and the …

Microbiome