Posts Tagged ‘microbiome’

Syntrophic exchange in synthetic microbial communities

March 28, 2015

Syntrophic exchange in synthetic #microbial communities [& their evolution] http://www.pnas.org/content/111/20/E2149.abstract Trading metabolically costly amino acids

The Excrement Experiment – The New Yorker

February 22, 2015

The Excrement Experiment
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/12/01/excrement-experiment Fecal transplants have been successful against disease but should they be considered a #drug

Medical Dispatch DECEMBER 1, 2014 ISSUE
The Excrement Experiment
Treating disease with fecal transplants.
BY EMILY EAKIN

The Superorganism Revolution » American Scientist

January 24, 2015

The Superorganism Revolution
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/num2/the-superorganism-revolution/1 The lack of distinction between ecological v evolutionary change for the #microbiome

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This distinction between ecological and evolutionary timescales appears fundamental, but may not apply when dealing with the microbiome. For many if not all members of the human microbial fauna, generation times are measured in hours or even minutes. These short generation times, coupled with the large population sizes of many bacteria, effectively elide the boundary between ecological and evolutionary time (this attribute also accounts for the fiendish ability of viruses to outrace both the immune system and efforts to combat viral infections).
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Human Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome: Cell

December 19, 2014

Human Genetics Shape the Gut #Microbiome
http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2814%2901241-0 A particular family of firmicutes is highly heritable & correlated w/ BMI

Goodrich, J.K., Waters, J.L., Poole, A.C., Sutter, J.L., Koren, O., Blekhman, R., Beaumont, M., Van Treuren, W., Knight, R., Bell, J.T., et al. (2014). Human Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome. Cell 159, 789–799.

How to Tame Bad Breath – WSJ – WSJ

October 12, 2014

How to Tame Bad Breath http://online.wsj.com/articles/how-to-tame-bad-breath-1411420070 Emphasizes importance of hydration for shifting #microbiome population. Also, tongue brushing.

Broadcasting live from inside a human stomach – YouTube

July 6, 2014

Broadcasting live from…a human #stomach Trip down the gut. Interested coupling this w/ #microbiome characterization

Gut Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down – NYTimes.com

September 22, 2013

Amazing @ginakolata #microbiome story: how transferring Gut Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down nyti.ms/19mFywy MT @jflier
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/health/gut-bacteria-from-thin-humans-can-slim-mice-down.html

NYTimes.com: Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome

June 21, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html?emc=eta1&pagewanted=all Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome BY MICHAEL POLLAN
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we?re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.
Our processed-food diets just feed the upper GI via @kellynicola: M POLLAN on the microbiome #health http://bit.ly/11QmmS3

NYTimes.com: Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome

June 16, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html?emc=eta1&pagewanted=all Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome BY MICHAEL POLLAN
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we?re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.

NYTimes.com: Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome

June 16, 2013

http://nyti.ms/18KwqTB
Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome BY MICHAEL POLLAN
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we?re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.