Tag: microbes

Innovation, Research

First virus infection linked with infections later in life

February 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Asymptomatic viral infections in the first days and weeks of a baby’s life are associated with an increased risk of respiratory infections later in life, research suggests. Viruses were found to interact with newborns’ immune systems and microbiomes — the […]

Innovation, Research

Breaking down fungal biofilm defenses provides potential path to treating sticky infections

November 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The microbes that make us sick often have ways to evade our attacks against them. Perhaps chief among these strategies is a sticky, armor-like goo, called the biofilm matrix, that encases clusters of disease-causing organisms. This defense works, sometimes in […]

Innovation, Research

How microbes can exacerbate cognitive decline

August 17, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Recent research has found that changes in the gut microbiota — the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in the intestines — can alter the brain and behavior. Now, a study led by scientists at UCLA could elucidate […]

Innovation, Research

Investigational drugs reduce risk of death from Ebola virus disease

December 2, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The results appear online this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. An announcement made on August 12, 2019, noted that the study leaders halted the trial early, on August 9, 2019, as recommended by an independent data and […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Microbes on the tongue could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer

January 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The study showed that the tongue-coating microbiomes of patients with early-stage pancreatic were significantly more diverse and composed of remarkably different bacteria, compared with the tongue coatings of healthy individuals. Pancreatic cancer is the seventh leading cause of cancer-related death […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes

July 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An international team led by computational biologist Fran Supek at IRB Barcelona develop a machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes. The system examines and compares ‘big data’ available on the metagenomes of human and environmental microbiomes. […]


How to keep your gut healthy over the holidays

December 22, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

This year has seen a steep increase in our appreciation of the trillions of microbes that share our bodies. So, here are our tips for keeping your microbial passengers happy over the holidays. Gone are days when we saw the […]