Bacteria

6 scientists reveal the nutritional supplements they use every day

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry.<p>But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe — and that’s for new supplements only.<p>We wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and …

Vitamins

Can exposure to the ocean change the bacteria in your gut? A citizen science project studies surfers to find out

Cliff Kapono has walked many beaches of the world, searching.<p>Often, the long-time surfer has looked for a great swell. He’s scanned waves off Morocco …

Microbiome

Nature

NEWS FEATURE<p>Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?<p>The womb was thought to be sterile, but some scientists argue that it’s where the …

PubMed

Scientists Develop Important Tool for Connecting Poo Bacteria to Health

Your poop is a living forest. Seriously! Hundreds of species of microbes thrive inside of you, helping you to live your best life. Everyone’s …

Microbiome

Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut

For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.The post Like it or not: …

Microbiome

Stability of the human faecal microbiome in a cohort of adult men

Article<p>Raaj S. Mehta,<br>• Galeb S. Abu-Ali ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2599-2937,<br>• David A. Drew ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-8813-0816,<br>• Jason Lloyd-Price …

Research

Surfers Three Times More Likely to Harbor Dangerous Bacteria - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | January 15, 2018 4:24 pm<p><i>(Credit: EpicStockMedia/Shutterstock)</i><p>British surfers are coming back from the beach with more than …

E.coli

How to Boost Your Microbiome

Scientists are discovering that the microbes living in your digestive system may hold the secrets to improving performance, which is why scientists are investigating just what’s inside athletes’ guts. Want to improve your own microbiotic health? Here’s how.<p><b>So I Just Take Probiotics, Right?</b><p>Er, sort …

Microbiome

The High-Performance Secrets Inside Athletes' Guts

It seems like every day, a new study claims to show how your microbiome influences the way your body converts food into energy, responds to illness, or handles inflammation. But as scientists are learning, our bugs are also affected by the way we treat them. The miles you log, the food you eat, the …

Microbiome

Does Your Gut Hold the Secret to Performance?

It’s never an easy thing, convincing a person to give you their feces.<p>The instructions are simple enough: defecate, swipe the provided swab across a wad of used toilet paper (no need to be aggressive—so long as the tip is brown, you’ll have enough material for analysis), pop the newly defiled …

Microbiome

Even without nudging blood pressure up, high-salt diet hobbles the brain

A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain — and for mental performance — even if it doesn’t push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found.<p>A new study has shown that in mice fed a very high-salt diet, blood flow to the brain declined, the integrity of blood vessels in …

Microbiome

Surfers more likely to carry antibiotic resistant E.coli in gut

Surfers are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, a study has revealed.<p>Surfers swallow 10 …

E.coli

How gut bacteria manipulates your immune system — by mimicking it

Scientists are discovering how microbes “speak” with the body<p>Complex systems relay information through signals: markets have prices, computers have binary, humans have spoken and written language. The system works when the encoded and decoded signals reliably represent the agreed-upon …

Biology

Broccoli and probiotics could be the key to treating bowel cancer

We’re constantly being told to eat certain foods to ward off cancer and to avoid specific foods to keep dementia at bay.<p>Now researchers have found …

Cancer

Research Says Exercise Also Improves Your Gut Bacteria

If you needed another reason to exercise, try this. Exercise can change the composition of your gut microbiome.<p>There are trillions of microscopic …

Microbiome

Seriously, There's No Reason to Do a Coffee Enema

Coffee enemas and colonics have long been considered a popular-yet-wacky alternative wellness remedy. But after Goop published a "detox guide" this …

Health

Fast food stimulates inflammation and triggers long-term changes to immune system

A disturbing new study led by scientists at the University of Bonn suggests that the immune system responds to a fast food-style Western diet in much …

Molecular Biology

4 Ways to Promote a Healthy Gut-Brain Connection

Do you ever have that ‘gut feeling’ that something isn’t right, mentally or physically? As your brain and gut actually do communicate with one …

Microbiome

3 Recipes to Boost Your Microbiome

Erica and Justin ­Sonnenburg, a pair of Stanford University microbiologists who have been studying the effects of diet on the microbiome for more than a decade, are a little bit obsessed with fiber. “Digesting it appears to be the primary profession of our gut microbes,” Erica says. At home the …

Recipes

Researchers identify immune cells that keep gut fungi under control

Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study from …

Microbiome

Genetically engineered probiotics to turn vegetables into cancer-killing agents

Imagine recruiting a strain of gut bacteria to help target and kill cancer cells in your colon? A team from the National University of Singapore …

Molecular Biology

Advances Journal

The Effects of Stress and Meditation on the Immune System, Human Microbiota, and Epigenetics<p>Ayman Mukerji Househam, MS; Christine Tara Peterson, PhD; …

Neuroscience

New research reveals how gut bacteria can control our genes

It seems like we're seeing new research connecting our gut microbiome to a different illness or disease every week, but often the mechanisms behind …

Microbiome

12 Fantastic Facts About the Immune System

<i>The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it's the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don't know enough about it: its</i> …

Medicine

Why you shouldn't rely on counting calories to lose weight

Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute of Science explains why you shouldn't rely on counting calories. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eran Segal:</b> If you take in less energy than you take out, then you will lose weight. And that idea, of course, it has some truth to it, but then it also …

Weight Loss

A New Swallowable Sensor Can Give You Major Insights About Your Gut Microbiome, & It’s Showing Just How Many Things Your Gut Bacteria Affects

During your annual physical, your doctor typically checks your vitals (akatemperature, blood pressure, and heart rate) as a benchmark to see how your …

Microbiome

Our microbiome: Understanding bacteria as friend not enemy

There is one word that probably isn’t in your health and wellness vocabulary but will be soon: microbiome.<p>The New England Journal of Medicine defines …

Microbiome

Electronic Gas Pill Measures Your Farts Before They Happen

One day you might be able to watch your farts forming in real-time. For now, scientists have designed an ingestible gas sensor that could give …

Microbiome

With ingestible pill, you can track fart development in real-time on your phone | Ars Technica

First human trials reveal gut gas chambers and blustery effects of diet.<p>Scientists often hope to break ground with their research. But a group of …

Medicine

New swallowable sensor could transform our understanding of the human gut

A Swallowable Sensor<p>From anxiety to autism, recent research has unveiled the far-reaching influence that our gut and its inner workings have on our …

Microbiome