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Tag: 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....
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...
Journal Club Michael Lustgarten
April 24, 2020
On Saturday, May 2nd at noon EDT, on our Facebook page. the Journal Club returns and is mixing things up to keep those of you stuck at home entertained. We are going to be kicking things up a notch this time around by bringing you an exciting presentation about biomarkers by Dr. Michael Lustgarten from...
Fatty bacon
March 30, 2020
A new study published recently in BMC Microbiology shows that both aging and dietary fat intake both can change the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut for the worse. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes,...
Ordinary mouse
March 20, 2020
Researchers have transferred bacteria from the guts of long-lived people to those of mice, and the results have some interesting implications for healthy aging and show why maintaining a good microbial balance in the gut is one of the keys of staying healthy as we age. The gut microbiome The gut microbiome is comprised of...
Aged skin
February 14, 2020
A new study published in mSystems, a journal from the American Society for Microbiology, shows that the skin and mouth microbiomes are better predictors of age than the gut microbiome. A very broad study The authors used a very large population that is highly impressive among studies of this kind. Previously, a team containing some...