The gut microbiome, previously shown to have an association with rheumatoid arthritis, may also provide signals of a patient’s disease prognosis, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have reported. “We found that the gut microbiome is linked to whether patients with RA improve in their clinical symptoms or not,” cosenior author […]
Microbiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health, but Is the Science Solid?
After Russell Jordan sent a stool sample through the mail to the microbiome company Viome, his idea of what he should eat shifted. The gym owner in Sacramento, California, had always consumed large quantities of leafy greens. But the results from the test — which sequenced and analyzed the microbes […]
Human microbiome could shed light on higher morbidity rate in minoritized populations
The human gut is more than a source of instinct. A new Northwestern University study is the first to explicitly address the gut microbiome as a pathway to understanding how environmental inequities could lead to health disparities. Biological anthropologist Katherine Amato, assistant professor of anthropology at the Weinberg College of […]
What is Microbial Forensics?
Microbial forensics refers to the investigation of the use of bioweapon, and the accidental release or natural development of dangerous microorganisms. The term may also include the study of a person’s specific microbiome for means of identification, the location of a crime and the time of death of an individual […]
Covid new strain symptoms: Bacteria in your gut could affect the severity of your symptoms
Boris Johnson admits concern over Brazilian coronavirus strain The new variant does not appear to be more harmful than earlier mutations but it’s significantly more transmissible. To protect those most at risk, it is vital that you respond to the warning signs of COVID-19 by self-isolating. Another way to help […]
Gut microbiome link to deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland has shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an often fatal lung condition, and the gut microbiome. The findings, published in the high impact science journal Nature Communications, […]
Study suggests gut microbiome may influence cancer patients response to oral therapies
The way gut microbiome interacts with oral medication in prostate cancer patients has been illustrated in a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University. The study also suggests that the bacteria in the gut play a role in treatment outcomes. The findings, published in Nature Communications, highlight […]