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Tag: Gut Microbiome

X10 Microbiome
On this episode of X10, we talk about the how the gut microbiome is connected with aging and the role of gut bacteria in the immune response. Script You've probably heard about the gut microbiome, the community of countless microbes living in your intestines, as it's been a hot topic for several years. There's regular...
Gut bacteria
Most of the genetic changes associated with increasing age disappear in the absence of gut bacteria, according to a new fruit fly study [1]. It’s a pretty surprising finding, and while there are some important implications, it’s also a bit challenging to interpret. A flat aging line The experiment itself was relatively straightforward. A team...
Intestinal bacteria
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
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
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...
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...