Microbiomes – News and Features
High-Protein Diet Changes the Gut Microbiome and Triggers Immune Response
A new study from researchers at the University of Sydney has explored how 10 different diets – including those high in protein, carbohydrates and fat – affect the gut microbiota in mice.
Low-Calorie Sweetener Created That Could Also Be Good to Your Gut
In the search for a better sweetener, researchers have found a low-calorie mixture that is as sweet as table sugar and, in lab experiments, feeds “good” gut microbes.
Hop Aroma and Consequently Beer Impacted by Growing Environment
A study has found that beers brewed with the same variety of hops grown in different US states have different chemical properties and aroma profiles.
Scientists Engineer E. coli From Stool Samples To Develop New Drugs
Researchers have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria isolated from stool samples to express therapeutic genes of interest, with the potential of transforming bacteria into resident medicine-producing factories within the gut.
Probiotic Engineered To Restore Bile Salt Metabolism and Counter the Onset of Infection
Scientists have created a probiotic to restore bile salt metabolism, found in the gastrointestinal tract, to counter the onset and effects of Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI).
Why Breast-Fed Premature Infants Have a Healthier Gut Than Formula-Fed Ones
New research shows that babies who received breastmilk had higher volumes of Bifidobacterium breve and better nutrient absorption than those fed formula.
Gut Microbiome an Important Meat Intake-Related Mediator of Heart Disease Risk in Older Adults
Microbiome-related metabolites like TMAO, as well as blood sugar and general inflammation, appear more important than blood cholesterol or blood pressure in mediating heart disease risk associated with meat intake.
Dog's Gut Microbiome May Be Transformed Within a Week of Changing Food
The dynamic dance between nutrients, microbes and their chemical products is well documented in dogs and other mammals, but until now, scientists were only guessing at the timeframe for microbial turnover.
What Drives T Cells To Guard the Intestines?
Cells in the gut send secret messages to the immune system. Thanks to new research, we can finally get a look at what they’re saying.
Study Shows Early Childhood Exposure to Antibiotics Can Cause Asthma and Allergies
A new study has provided strong evidence showing that exposure to antibiotics in early childhood kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies.