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Opinionated Science Episode 38: Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Autism?

In this episode, the team examine a new study that challenges the notion that gut microbes may play a causal role in autism spectrum disorder. Might a link once ascribed to signaling from the gut’s nervous system actually just be a consequence of restricted diet?
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Opinionated Science Episode 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment

In this episode, the Technology Networks team review a pair of studies showing off the power of microbes. In one, they act as a conduit in an unlikely potential health benefit for a high-salt diet. In the other, they are revealed to play an important role in the breakdown of plastic in the environment.
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Gut Bacteria Can Boost Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

A new study led by Scripps Research scientist Howard Hang, PhD, explains how and why a certain species of bacteria in the digestive tract significantly improves the tumor-fighting ability of approved cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors.
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Gut Feeling: How the Gut–Brain Axis Affects Our Mood

Download this listicle to learn more about correlations between the gut–brain axis and personality, how life events impact the gut microbiota and stress response, pain from the gut and in the gut, the microbiota and the immune system.
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Harnessing the Power of the Microbiota To Boost Immunity Against Infection and Cancer

In this Front Row lecture, you’ll learn why specific bacteria in our body are such powerful mediators of health – and find out about breakthrough discoveries that are now on their way to becoming medicines.
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Sequencing the Microbiome: Five Recent Advances

Download this listicle to discover recent research highlights such as the role of the microbiome in food allergies, sequencing microbiome dynamics and overturning conventions in human urology.
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Hidden Secrets of the Human Microbiome With Alexandre Almeida

For this installment of Teach Me in 10, we are joined by Dr. Alexandre Almeida, a postdoctoral fellow in the Finn research group at the EMBL-EBI. Almeida teaches us all about the hidden secrets of the human microbiome, in less than 10 minutes.
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Why Is the Gut Microbiome Important for Our Health?

British Society for Immunology member and professor of immunology at Imperial College London Danny Altmann discusses what the gut microbiome is and why researchers think it could be important for helping our immune systems to function correctly.
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The Skin Microbiome: A Healthy Bacterial Balance

Our skin is home to billions of microorganisms, the vast majority of which are bacteria. Much like the microbiome in our gut, these microbes play a crucial part in keeping us healthy. Researchers are working out whether restoring the balance can treat some medical conditions.
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Opinionated Science Episode 19: Next-Generation Sequencing Takes Over the World

In this episode, the team discuss the omnipresent technology of next-generation sequencing (NGS), which has seen the cost of sequencing a human genome go from $100 million to under $1000 in just two decades. We hear from the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Dr Alex Almeida, who uses NGS techniques to examine the human microbiome. We also investigate the future of NGS and ask, what will happen when we have sequenced absolutely everything?
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