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Tag: microbiome

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...
January 21, 2020
A recent study has taken an in-depth look at the age-related changes that occur in the microbiome, particularly in regards to bacterial populations. A detailed look at bacterial populations in the gut microbiome The publication contains multiple graphs that track age-related changes to various bacterial populations in the gut. These graphs show a common trend:...
December 19, 2019
A new study shows that short-term treatment with the common organ rejection drug rapamycin reverses periodontal bone loss, attenuates inflammation, and makes the oral microbiome revert to a more youthful state in old mice. What is rapamycin? Rapamycin (also known as sirolimus) is a macrolide, a class of antibiotics that includes Biaxin (Clarithromycin), Zithromax (Azithromycin),...
December 09, 2019
A new open access paper takes a look at tryptophan and the role that it plays in the dysfunction of the immune system in the context of the age-related changes that occur in the microbiome [1]. The microbiome The gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that live inside of...
December 03, 2019
A new study suggests that harmful changes to the population and diversity of our gut bacteria may occur when we are as young as our mid 30s, which can have serious implications for health and longevity. The microbiome The gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem populated by a myriad of archaea, eukarya, viruses,...
November 21, 2019
The relationship between health and the microorganisms living in the gut has increasingly reached the spotlight in the last few years, and a new study led by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) sheds more light on the gut microbiome and how it can influence aging. The gut microbiome The gut microbiome is...