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Microbes played a significant role in human evolution study

Microbes played a significant role in human evolution, study says

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Human children remain dependent on their parents far longer than other animals, and elderly people live a comparably long time after their reproductive cycles have come to an end. What...

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Disrupting Microbes In Gut Early In Life Can Lead To Obesity In Adulthood
2014-08-18 03:06:38

Certain microbes found in the gut may protect against obesity and diabetes.

2013-04-19 17:41:19

Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer.

Fighting Obesity With Gut Bacteria
2013-02-10 05:58:43

The same stomach microbe that experts believe is responsible for ulcers, gastric cancer, and other health issues could also help control a person’s body weight and glucose tolerance.

2013-01-09 12:43:25

A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers reveals that an especially virulent strain of the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isn't implicated in the overall death rate of the U.S. population, and may even protect against stroke and some cancers.

2012-08-21 22:45:22

Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood.

2012-03-14 22:17:20

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reveals that the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes.

2012-03-14 13:42:44

A recent study shows that the presence of H. pylori bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes.

2011-10-21 13:49:25

In the October 20th edition of the journal Cell Host and Microbe, Drs. Claudia Plottel and Martin J. Blaser of the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Department of Biology at New York University, present a model for understanding how cancer evolves in humans based on an understanding of the bacteria living in our body, the microbiome.

2011-08-24 21:45:35

In the zeal to eliminate dangerous bacteria, it is possible that we are also permanently killing off beneficial bacteria as well, posits Martin Blaser, MD, Frederick H. King Professor of Medicine, professor of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. His commentary is published in the August 25 edition of the journal Nature.


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  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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