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Tag: Gut Microbiome

Intestinal bacteria
February 15, 2021
We have talked about the aging of the microbiome, the collective bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and inside our bodies, many times over the last few years. There has been increasing interest in the influence of this microbial community, especially those living in the gut, in the context of aging and disease....
Male and female intestines
February 11, 2021
While the gut microbiomes of young men and women are distinct, that difference disappears in older people, according to a new study. These findings add to the growing pool of data that links the gut microbiome and aging, although the nature of the links and the mechanisms behind them remain questions for future research. The...
Helminths under a microscope
February 04, 2021
A review conducted by researchers at the Institute for Healthy Ageing at University College London in the UK has determined that infestation of the gut microbiome by helminths, a category of parasitic worms, may be a potential method of curbing the age-related inflammation known as inflammaging, thus delaying the onset of age-related diseases. InflammagingInflammaging is...
January 08, 2021
A few years ago, a team at Mayo Clinic led by Dr. James Kirkland treated mice with the cancer drug dasatinib and the popular dietary supplement quercetin, with results suggesting that the combination was able to destroy senescent cells. This combination was part of the first generation of drugs known as senolytics, compounds that encourage...
Intestinal bacteria
November 27, 2020
In recent years, there has been evidence that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Certainly, there is evidence that there is a bacterial element in some cases of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study further reinforces this link. The Gut MicrobiomeThe gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing...
CGI image of the gut and microbiome
September 21, 2020
Researchers from the University of Geneva have shown that a warm environment improves bone strength and highlights a related link with gut microbiome composition. These findings also pave the way for novel therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis. Turning up the heat Osteoporosis is an age-related bone disease typified by the loss of bone density,...