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The more than 100 trillion microbes we host - the human microbiota - can identify us as individuals much like a fingerprint, a new study by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health reveals. It seems that these personal microorganisms have distinguishing features that can potentially be used to identify us over time. Published in the journal PNAS, this research is…

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The more than 100 trillion microbes we host - the human microbiota - can identify us as individuals much like a fingerprint, a new study by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health reveals. It seems that these personal microorganisms have distinguishing features that can potentially be used to identify us over time. Published in the journal PNAS, this research is…

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"Do no harm" is a fundamental principle in medicine. It means that doctors are usually conservative with any treatment that might have risks, even if there's a chance that it may heal the patient. So if doctors worldwide have been generous with antibiotics in past decades, it's because they haven't considered antibiotics very risky. In the book Missing Microbes: How…

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"Do no harm" is a fundamental principle in medicine. It means that doctors are usually conservative with any treatment that might have risks, even if there's a chance that it may heal the patient. So if doctors worldwide have been generous with antibiotics in past decades, it's because they haven't considered antibiotics very risky. In the book Missing Microbes: How…

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Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is the third most common cancer in the world, according to World Cancer Research Fund International. By 2035, it is predicted there will be 2.4 million cases of this type of tumour diagnosed annually worldwide, mostly in developed countries. The risk of developing it is about 1 in 20 (5%) and it is…

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Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is the third most common cancer in the world, according to World Cancer Research Fund International. By 2035, it is predicted there will be 2.4 million cases of this type of tumour diagnosed annually worldwide, mostly in developed countries. The risk of developing it is about 1 in 20 (5%) and it is…

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“Our mission is to make tremendous improvements to human health through microbiome science”, states the front page of the new American Microbiome Institute’s website.  Established in 2013, it is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing science and education related to microbiomes. Although they have ‘American’ in their name, they pursue establishing cooperation ties with researchers in Europe. Companies, academic institutions,…

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“Our mission is to make tremendous improvements to human health through microbiome science”, states the front page of the new American Microbiome Institute’s website.  Established in 2013, it is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing science and education related to microbiomes. Although they have ‘American’ in their name, they pursue establishing cooperation ties with researchers in Europe. Companies, academic institutions,…

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According to the World Health Organisation, obesity worldwide has nearly doubled since 1980. Every year, this condition kills 3.4 million people, a number that rises every day. Doctors and governments try to combat this epidemic using public awareness campaigns encouraging citizens to stay active and follow a healthy, low-fat diet. While it is not enough, it raises the question what…

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According to the World Health Organisation, obesity worldwide has nearly doubled since 1980. Every year, this condition kills 3.4 million people, a number that rises every day. Doctors and governments try to combat this epidemic using public awareness campaigns encouraging citizens to stay active and follow a healthy, low-fat diet. While it is not enough, it raises the question what…

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No one questions today the importance of the bacterial communities living in our digestive tract, our gut flora or gut microbiota, for our overall health and wellbeing. However, there is still a lack of more in-depth knowledge that could lead to the development of dietary or lifestyle interventions that could help prevent, for example, diet-related or behavioral disorders. A new…

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No one questions today the importance of the bacterial communities living in our digestive tract, our gut flora or gut microbiota, for our overall health and wellbeing. However, there is still a lack of more in-depth knowledge that could lead to the development of dietary or lifestyle interventions that could help prevent, for example, diet-related or behavioral disorders. A new…

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Futurity is a scientific news portal supported by a consortium of some of the United States’ most prestigious universities. The platform has recently implemented a special section dedicated specifically to the latest news on the microbiota. The section includes the most recent discoveries about the bacteria living in our digestive system, our gut microbiota, how it relates to conditions like…

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Futurity is a scientific news portal supported by a consortium of some of the United States’ most prestigious universities. The platform has recently implemented a special section dedicated specifically to the latest news on the microbiota. The section includes the most recent discoveries about the bacteria living in our digestive system, our gut microbiota, how it relates to conditions like…

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As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health”. Today, we’d like…

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As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health”. Today, we’d like…

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As it has been mentioned since the beginning of our blog, gut microbiota is increasingly raising more interest both from experts and society as a whole. Although some projects have been completed, there are others on the way. The good news right now comes from the United States, as the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), co-organiser of the 2nd Gut Microbiota…

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As it has been mentioned since the beginning of our blog, gut microbiota is increasingly raising more interest both from experts and society as a whole. Although some projects have been completed, there are others on the way. The good news right now comes from the United States, as the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), co-organiser of the 2nd Gut Microbiota…

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Great projects such as Human Microbiome Project and MetaHIT have arrived to the end in the last two years, but it doesn’t mean research on gut microbiota stops. A second generation of studies has started, evidencing the relevance of this topic. Scientist are focusing on gut microbiota, increasing the current knowledge about its importance and relation with our health and…

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Great projects such as Human Microbiome Project and MetaHIT have arrived to the end in the last two years, but it doesn’t mean research on gut microbiota stops. A second generation of studies has started, evidencing the relevance of this topic. Scientist are focusing on gut microbiota, increasing the current knowledge about its importance and relation with our health and…

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