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How Do Gut Microbes Rule Our Minds And Our Cravings

How Do Gut Microbes Rule Our Minds, And Our Cravings?

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our bodies play host to millions of bacteria. In fact, they outnumber our own cells by about 100-fold. And yet, we hold the notion that we are in charge of our own lives, not the bacteria...

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diet gut flora
2014-07-30 05:21:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been evident for a while that men and women react to diet differently. Men lose weight easier than women, men need more calories than women because of muscle mass, and there are even differences in eating styles. Now, a new study led by The University of Texas at Austin reveals that even our gut microbes react differently to our diet, even if that diet is exactly the same. The findings, published in Nature Communication,...

2014-07-29 16:26:15

Researchers Look to Target Gut Microbiome for Treatment and Prevention of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The evidence raises the possibility of developing new treatments to target the...

2014-07-07 12:28:38

Company's Breakthrough Innovation to Enable First Therapeutics for Microbiome-based Diseases CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a pharmaceutical composition patent application that covers its lead product candidate, SER-109, which is currently...

2014-07-07 10:23:08

BGI Shenzhen Researchers from BGI, working within the Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT) project, and in collaboration with other institutions around the world , have established the highest quality integrated gene set for the human gut microbiome to date- a close-to-complete catalogue of the microbes that reside inside us and massively outnumber our own cells. While the roughly 20,000 genes in the human genome have been available for over a decade, the gene catalog of...

Unknown Microbes Grown One By One Using New Technique
2014-06-25 03:39:00

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body. Trillions of bacteria live in and on the human body; a few species can make us sick, but many others keep us healthy by boosting digestion and preventing inflammation. Although there's plenty of evidence that these microbes play a collective role in human health, we still know very little about most of the individual bacterial species...

2014-06-23 16:24:44

--Microbiome Modulator NM504 Significantly Improved Blood Glucose Control and Other Metabolic Parameters in Patients with Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes-- CHICAGO and BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroBiome Therapeutics(TM) LLC, (MBT) today presented positive results from a clinical trial of microbiome modulator NM504 in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society....

2014-06-17 04:21:36

PARIS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTEROME Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Mayo Clinic. The collaboration is focused on the discovery and validation of gut microbiome-based diagnostic tests for predicting response to medical nutritional intervention in obese or overweight patients. Enterome's...

2014-05-26 12:23:19

GSA New method opens window on invisible world A new approach to studying microbes in the wild will allow scientists to sequence the genomes of individual species from complex mixtures. It marks a big advance for understanding the enormous diversity of microbial communities —including the human microbiome. The work is described in an article published May 22 in Early Online form in the journal G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, published by the Genetics Society of America. “This new...

ditch the soap and water
2014-05-26 04:56:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While recent research has concluded that using soap containing antimicrobial ingredients could be doing more harm than good, one New York Times Magazine journalist’s experiments with products that replace traditional cleaning compounds with bacteria treatments have reportedly left her skin softer and smoother than ever before. As she explained in a May 22 article, writer Julie Scott participated in a trial for a living bacterial...

2014-05-22 23:16:14

Zymo Research Corporation, The Epigenetics Company, continues to expand its portfolio of products and services for researchers and clinicians alike. Today, the company has announced their new offering of Next-Gen sequencing-based Microbiomics Services that include Taxonomic Profiling and Microbiome Shotgun Sequencing. Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Microbial communities thrive in diverse niches under different conditions where they can elicit a strong influence on their...


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