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Tag: Microbial burden

June 10, 2019
The gut microbiome appears to be increasingly responsible for at least some of the decline of the immune system during aging, and a new mouse study shows that it is reversible. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes a varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our guts. The four bacterial phyla of...
December 14, 2018
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a β-herpesvirus that infects the majority of people in the world. It lies dormant in the body, waiting for an opportunity to strike when the immune system is weakened. This persistent virus infects people for their entire lives, and now researchers have discovered how the virus spreads, opening the door to ways...
August 07, 2018
Today, we want to draw your attention to a review of aging and the role that the gut microbiome plays in it. There is an increasing amount of evidence for the contribution of microbial burden in the chronic, age-related background of inflammation known as "inflammaging". There are a number of proposed sources of inflammaging, including...
June 12, 2018
Today, we are going to take a look at the emerging theory that inflammaging, a chronic, age-related background of inflammation, is caused by alterations to the populations of intestinal microbes. What is inflammaging? Inflammaging is a term coined to describe the chronic, smoldering background of inflammation that accompanies the aging process. It is constant, low-grade...
May 04, 2018
A new study published by researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown a link between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis. During the study, the team examined blood levels of metabolic products in the gut microbiomes of 316 people from three groups: those with regular levels of plaque for their age, those...
March 27, 2018
The aging process is accompanied by a chronic, smoldering background of inflammation that researchers call “inflammaging”. This backdrop of low-grade inflammation contributes significantly to mortality risk in the elderly and has a number of sources. Today, we are going to take a look at inflammaging and the various known sources that promote this age-related inflammatory...