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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...

2014-05-12 13:47:13

Society for General Microbiology Microbial samples taken from populations living in the U.S. and Tanzania reveal that the microbiome of the human hand is more varied than previously thought, according to new research published in the journal Microbiology. These findings suggest that the 'standard' hand microbiome varies depending on location and lifestyle. Results compared the microbes on the hands of women in the U.S. and Tanzania and found that organisms that have commonly been...

2014-05-02 00:21:47

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to conduct extensive microbiome research in a large observational study aimed at gaining new insights into obesity and metabolic disease. The goal of the study is to evaluate numerous clinical factors and the microbiome in a select cohort of approximately 900 individuals with varying metabolic phenotypes, in order to better understand the...

2014-05-01 04:22:38

PARIS, May 1, 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 that it has raised EUR10 million in the first tranche of a Series B fund raising. The funding has been led by the Company's existing investors, Seventure (including from its new Health for Life Capital fund, which is dedicated to companies focused on health, nutrition and...

Newest Analysis For Human Microbiome Project Re-defines What's Healthy
2014-04-17 08:54:25

[ Watch The Video: Scientists Re-Define What’s Healthy In New Human Microbiome Project Analysis ] University of Michigan Health System Study in Nature shows wide variation in the collection of bacteria harbored by healthy adults As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in healthy people. Based on their findings in today's...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'