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2014-02-18 08:30:35

--Statistically Significant Positive Results from First Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial of a Microbiome Modulator for Diabetes-- BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroBiome Therapeutics(TM)( )LLC, (MBT) today announced positive top-line results from the company's clinical trial of lead microbiome modulator NM504 in development for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. NM504 is designed to improve glucose tolerance and other metabolic parameters in patients with...

2014-02-13 10:31:59

We are all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber. But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolize it? Research at the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of York's Structural Biology Laboratory, and institutions in Canada and Sweden, has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables. Trillions of bacteria live in human intestines - there are about ten times more bacterial cells in the...

World's First Butterfly Bacteria Sequenced
2014-01-30 14:24:03

University of Colorado at Boulder For the first time ever, a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major life stages of a butterfly species, a project that showed some surprising events occur during metamorphosis. The team, led by CU-Boulder doctoral student Tobin Hammer, used powerful DNA sequencing methods to characterize bacterial communities inhabiting caterpillars, pupae and adults of Heliconius erato, commonly known...

2014-01-24 11:50:33

The Annals of the American Thoracic Society has released a comprehensive supplement on the 56th annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference entitled "The Lung Microbiome: A New Frontier in Pulmonary Medicine." More than 170 microbiologists, basic respiratory scientists, and pulmonary clinicians traveled from nine countries to convene at the three-day conference, which took place in June 2013 in Aspen, CO. Research from 12 state-of-the-art speakers, 24 oral research presentations, and 20...

Different Sponge Species Have Highly Specific And Stable Microbiomes
2014-01-22 11:05:56

Marine Biological Laboratory The sea sponge is about as simple as an animal can get, but its associated bacterial community—its microbiome —is known to approach the complexity of the diverse microbiome in the human gut. Now, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have shown that different species of Hexadella sponges each have a highly specific and stable microbiome, not only in terms of the most abundant members of the associated microbial community, but the rare...

2014-01-10 11:12:16

The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes. As science continues to explore and better understand the role of the human microbiome. A new report from the American Academy of Microbiology addresses some of the most common questions about this growing area of research. The report, entitled FAQ: Human Microbiome is based on the deliberations of 13 of the...

Domestic Dogs Offer Protection From Asthma And Infection: Study
2013-12-17 11:46:04

[ Watch the Video: Pet Dogs May Shield Kids From Later Allergies ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that children who grow up in a house with a dog are less likely to develop severe allergies and now a new study from an American team of researchers has found that gut bacteria may play a role in that relationship. According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), mice that were exposed to...

2013-12-09 23:22:31

Dr. Spencer Wells, geneticist, anthropologist and author, brings large-scale DNA project experience to uBiome’s Advisory Board San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 uBiome is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Spencer Wells, a leading geneticist, anthropologist, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Frank H. T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor at Cornell University, to the company’s Advisory Board. “Spencer brings extraordinary technology and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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