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Tag: microbiome

March 30, 2020
The old saying "you are what you eat" has never been more apt given the results from a study published recently in BMC Microbiology. It shows that both aging and dietary fat intake both change the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut for the worse. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community...
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...
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...