Category Archives: Gezondheid

Gut microbes as future therapeutics in treating inflammatory and infectious diseases: Lessons from recent findings [review, 2018]

A fairly lengthy and technical review of the gut microbiome. Much of it probably over the level of most people here (including me), but it does contain some interesting and useful stuff, including a chart “Gut microbes and probiotics in controlling parasitic infections”. Covers much of the gut microbiome’s extraintestinal impacts. https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.07.010 ABSTRACT The human gut microbiota has been the… Read more »

EM Vocational Program for a Prison in Belize

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Belize is a country located in Central America,between Mexico and Guatemala. In Belize Central Prison, inmates are trained by staff on how to grow vegetables and livestock using EM. These skills will helps them when they go back to society. We interviewed a staff about how EM is applied practically. Please enjoy the video on our Youtube channel, EM Library! “A… Read more »

Can the Microbiome Affect The Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment?

According to National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. The overall cancer mortality rate in the U.S. fell 25% between 1990 and 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute. Scientists are constantly discovering new ways to make cancer treatments more effective and to increase patients’ quality of life. One of the most… Read more »

Revolutions: The gut microbiome

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Revolutions is our new series that brings together a hand-picked selection of recent articles canvassing cutting-edge insights into major scientific advances. This first rundown brings you up to date with the ground-breaking science surrounding our gut microbiome. It’s striking to realize, but living inside all of us are trillions of micro-organisms. The vast majority of these tiny hitchhikers inhabit our… Read more »

A Scientist Explains Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of different sources. But Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae are well known for their preference for human blood and their role as vectors which transmit disease in humans. Ae. aegypti has been… Read more »

Clay to Fight Bacteria in Wounds: An old practice may be a new solution

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The use of mud or wet clay as a topical skin treatment or a poultice is a common practice in some cultures and the concept of using mud as medicine goes back to earliest times. Now Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators at Arizona State University have found that at least one type of clay may help fight… Read more »

Gut Bacteria Hold the Key to Creating Universal Blood

In January, raging storms caused medical emergencies along the U.S. East Coast, prompting the Red Cross to issue an urgent call for blood donations. The nation’s blood supply was especially in need of O-type blood that can be universally administered in an emergency. Now, scientists say they have identified enzymes — from the human gut — that can turn type… Read more »