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Preterm babies and risks from gut bacteria

Babies born prematurely often withstand complications of early birth only to suffer late-onset sepsis at 72 hours of age. Researchers have discovered that preterm babies' guts harbor infectious microbes that can cause late-onset sepsis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Illustrating the human body with 'Microcartography'

Artist Sonja Bäumel has explored the human skin microbiome in her project 'Cartography of the Human Body'. To illustrate the diversity of the bacteria and fungi on the skin, she cultured isolates from her own body to create an innovative art project.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Immune system and skin microbiome

A person’s immune system appears to influence the types of microorganisms found on their skin. This, in turn, can affect whether the skin remains healthy or not.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Can gut bacteria help a person to slim?

Gut bacteria from thin people were transferred to the intestines of mice carrying microbes from obese people. The new bacteria kept mice from getting tubby.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Caesarean linked to increased child allergies

Children born via Caesarean section are more often affected by allergies than those born in the natural way, according to a new study, due to children having a lower diversity of gut bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Is autism linked to gut bacteria?

Phoenix - New research suggests that the bacteria that reside in the human gut influence children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is related to stomach conditions in children who go onto show signs of autism.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Homes with dogs have more varied types of bacteria

A new "citizen science" study has shown that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria - including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Good intestinal bacteria can prevent diabetes

The type of bacteria found within the intestines appears to affect the risk of someone developing diabetes, once other lifestyle factors have been taken into account.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Breast milk contains over 700 different bacteria

New research from Spain has examined the range of different bacteria found in breast milk. The study has revealed a larger microbial diversity than originally thought: more than 700 species. This make-up has implications for the developing child.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Gut bacteria can influence strokes

More research is emerging about the bacteria that we carry in our gut and the effect this has on health. The latest research suggests that an altered gut microbiota in humans can be associated with strokes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
 

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Citizen science project for the human microbiome

uBiome is a citizen science project that allows the public access to cutting edge sequencing technology to understand...
Jan 31, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Gut bacteria for modern people different from ancient ancestors

The bacteria in the gut of modern people differs to that of out ancient ancestors. A science team analyzed microbiome...
Dec 30, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Microbiome - Twins Do Not Share Oral Bacteria

A new long-term study of human twins by Univ. of Colorado Boulder researchers indicates the makeup of the population of...
Dec 18, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Does Cystic Fibrosis alter the microbiome?

The lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis harbor a different microbial makeup, including less diversity of species,...
Dec 14, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
 

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