Most of the data available so far identifies bacterial species that tend to be associated with healthy versus diseased oral cavities but not much is known about exactly what health-associated ones do apart from keeping out the disease-associated ones. 2,394 more words
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Though we’re still far from knowing enough to precisely engineer human weight loss through gut microbe manipulations, ironically, at least one case study ( 1,736 more words
Film review by Jason Day of Life, the sci-fi thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson
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What ramifications has current research on the human microbiome yielded (besides pre- and probiotics)?
Among the ramifications of current human microbiota research perhaps nothing could be more important than to reconsider what it even means to be a human being, to acknowledge that our individual identity isn’t quite what we’ve thought all along, that instead of autonomous entities we’re each an ecosystem, i.e., super-organisms, entities so dynamic as to even fundamentally alter, albeit temporarily, when we just change our diet or even just travel, perhaps even a… 2,421 more words
Magazine issue: Vol. 190, No.13, December 24, 2016, p.10
Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gut-microbe-mix-may-spark-parkinsons?mode=topic&context=69 (Article in Science News)
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Summary: GUT IMPULSE Signals from gut microbes can activate immune cells called microglia (shown here in green) in the mouse brain, causing inflammation that’s characteristic of Parkinson’s disease.