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Latest Human microbiome Stories

2013-12-04 16:01:15

Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease.

2013-11-21 11:34:57

Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health.

2013-11-05 11:45:51

Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well.

2013-11-04 10:39:08

It's well established that humans maintain a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of beneficial microbes that colonize their bodies.

Gut Microbes Failure To Communicate Linked To Disease
2013-09-17 04:11:42

A new research review from Oregon State University has suggested that intestinal microbes play a big role as the immune system in keeping a person healthy.

Mechanism By Which Beneficial Bacteria Reside And Thrive In The Gastrointestinal Tract Identified For The First Time
2013-08-19 15:44:43

The human body is full of tiny microorganisms—hundreds to thousands of species of bacteria collectively called the microbiome, which are believed to contribute to a healthy existence.

2013-08-09 10:17:52

Creating an environment that nurtures the trillions of beneficial microbes in our gut and, at the same time, protects us against invasion by food-borne pathogens is a challenge.

Changes In Gut Bacteria Indicate Type 2 Diabetes
2013-06-04 09:14:39

Patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes have altered gut microbiota, a team of experts have discovered.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.