Category Archives: Onderzoek

Restoring missing gut bacteria a potential cure for food allergies

A study by a team of scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests food allergies can be triggered in infants by a lack of certain gut bacteria. As well as identifying which bacteria in human subjects are key to protecting against the onset of food allergies, a subsequent mouse study revealed a specific probiotic cocktail can… Read more »

Emotional temperament in babies associated with specific gut bacteria species

Rich Haridy June 19th, 2019 A new study from the University of Turku has uncovered interesting associations between an infant’s gut microbiome composition at the age of 10 weeks, and the development of certain temperament traits at six months age. The research does not imply causation but instead adds to a compelling growing body of evidence connecting gut bacteria with… Read more »

Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.” Excerpted from “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System,” published on Tuesday by William Morrow. Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick… Read more »

How gut bacteria controls gene expression through “interspecies communication”

Imagine a tiny microbe living inside you with the power to control the activity of your DNA. Scientists are increasingly discovering how much control our gut bacteria may actually have over us, with a new study describing how individual bacteria can secrete a molecule that literally turns genes off or on. Epigenetics is a field of study looking at what mechanisms… Read more »

Almost 2,000 previously unknown bacteria discovered in the human gut

Nearly 2,000 previously unknown species of gut bacteria have been discovered by a team of international researchers using novel metagenomic data. The discovery greatly expands our knowledge of the microbial species living inside us, and establishes new computational methods to help reconstruct and identify undiscovered bacterial genomes. Inside all of us there lies a vast population of trillions of microorganisms. Our… Read more »

World’s Largest Study on the Human Gut Reveals Connection to These Mental Health Problems

The largest study of all time on the human gut has been underway since 2012 and they are discovering some remarkable things. Scientists have been collecting fecal samples from around the world and tirelessly analyzing and comparing samples. Believe it or not, people have been paying $99 each to send their own stool samples along with oral and skin samples… Read more »

Links between gut microbes and depression strengthened

The once-wild idea that intestinal bacteria influence mental health has transformed into a major research pursuit. Just ten years ago, the idea that microorganisms in the human gut could influence the brain was often dismissed as wild. Not any more. Links between the central nervous system and the trillions of bacteria in the gut — the microbiota — are now… Read more »