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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 »

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 »

Common skin bacteria found to produce skin-cancer killing molecule

A large population of microorganisms live on our skin. Known as the skin microbiome, many of these organisms serve a vital protective function preventing psoriasis, acne and other diseases. A team at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine has now uncovered a strain of bacteria found on human skin that can protect against cancer. “We have identified… Read more »

In the battle against cancer, microbes could be the answer

Can your microbiome fight cancer? WIRED Health speaker and Evelo Biosciences CEO Simba Gill is trialing ways to harness microbes against an array of cancers In 2015, Thomas Gajewski was researching new treatments for cancer when he noticed something unusual in his lab mice. Gajewski is a professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Chicago, and his lab gets its… Read more »

Genetically engineered probiotics to turn vegetables into cancer-killing agents

Imagine recruiting a strain of gut bacteria to help target and kill cancer cells in your colon? A team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) is doing exactly that – genetically modifying a common type of gut bacteria so it locks onto colorectal cancer cells and turns a substance found in broccoli into a cancer-killing toxin. This remarkable research… Read more »

Scientists: Lack of Good Gut Bacteria Could Be Giving You Cancer

Could cancer really be a bacteria-related disease? Alexandra Preston BY ALEXANDRA PRESTON For many years now it has been widely known that smoking, certain dietary factors, obesity, and many other factors are major contributors to cancer incidence. However, a growing body of research has shown that specific changes in the intestinal flora, or dysbiosis, can be found in the stools… Read more »