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Articles On Probiotic Bacteria and Microbiome

September 28, 2019

Inter-species communication? New study shows gut bacteria can control our genes and development

"Bacteria in our guts may be impacting human health and disease by telling host genes what to do, say researchers who have uncovered a new mechanism by which our microbiome communicates with and controls the DNA of our own cells."

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September 27, 2019

Microbiome profiling: Study uncovers ‘comprehensive’ list of organisms that make a healthy gut

"There are 157 organisms that form the ‘baseline biome’ of a healthy human gut, according to new research published in PLoS One."

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January 21, 2019

The Super-Donor Phenomenon in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

"Notably, a number of studies suggest that FMT success is dependent on the microbial diversity and composition of the stool donor, leading to the proposition of the existence of FMT super-donors."

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February 23, 2018

Making Friends with Your Microbiome

"A balanced microbial ecosystem can support good health, helping our bodies modulate hormones, neurotransmitters, inflammation and even pain."

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April 18, 2017

Gut bacteria control age-related inflammation: Mouse data

"Changes to our microbiome and intestinal barrier functions directly lead to increased levels of systemic inflammation as we age, say research who suggest such age-related inflammation is reversible."

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January 19, 2017

‘FishTaco’ Explains A Lot About Your Microbiome, by Michael McCarthy

". . . researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine report that they have developed a novel method that reveals how much individual bacterial species contribute to disease-associated functional imbalances in the microbiome."

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November 24, 2016

Surprise: Probiotics Don't Do Much At All For Our Gastrointestinal Health

"Although probiotics are expected to be a $45B business by 2018, their effects on microbiome composition are small and transient."

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October 13, 2016

Fat Or Thin: Can The Bacteria In Our Gut Affect Our Eating Habits And Weight?

"Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and sleep, to weight gain and cravings for certain foods."

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May 9, 2016

Do Probiotics Have An Effect On Healthy Adults? It's Too Early To Tell., by

"There is little evidence to support any consistent effect of probiotics on the gut microbiota of healthy individuals, according to a systematic review published in the open access journal Genome Medicine.

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January 11, 2016

Scientists Bust Myth That Our Bodies Have More Bacteria Than Human Cells, by Alison Abbott

"It's often said that the bacteria and other microbes in our body outnumber our own cells by about ten to one. That's a myth that should be forgotten, say researchers in Israel and Canada."

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