Human microbiome
The human microbiota is the aggregate of microorganisms, a microbiome that resides on the surface and in deep layers of skin (including in mammary glands), in the saliva and oral mucosa, in the conjun...
Human microbiome - Wikipedia
Gut Bacteria Signature Shows Link to Depression
The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can pr...
Human microbiome - The human microbiome and what we do to it
Did you know that you and I are only 1% human — we've 90 trillion cells which don't belong to us. Yes we are more bacteria than human. Have you ever wondered...
Gut Bacteria May Be Linked To 'Dangerous' Body Fat
The BBC reports that, "The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies."
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
What Happens When You Quit Showering?
We spend two full years of our lives washing ourselves. How much of that time (and money and water) is a waste?
Biofuel Tech Straight From The Farm
Nature’s figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank ...
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
What Your Microbiome Wants for Dinner
Let’s admit it. Few of us like to think, much less talk about our colons. But you might be surprised at the importance of what gets into your colon and what goes on inside it. This little-loved part o...
Competition Between 'Good Bacteria' Important For Healthy Gut, Say Researchers
The vital ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut operates like a jungle, with competition between microbes helping maintain the stability necessary to keep us healthy. That's according to scientists a...
BBC Earth - These microscopic mites live on your face
We all seem to have Demodex mites living on our faces. Far from being harmful, these uninvited guests could reveal our evolutionary history...
4 Ways To Remove Teeth Plaque At Home Naturally
4 Ways To Remove Teeth Plaque At Home Naturally, Maintaining good oral health is important for overall health and confidence, and plaque is a common problem
The Scientists Who Want to Fix America'€™s Guts
Justin and Erica Sonnenburg believe that the root of many Western diseases can be traced to our languishing guts. On a Saturday evening in late March, as the sun ducked behind the ridges separating Re...
Scientists Show A Link Between Intestinal Bacteria And Depression
The research explains the complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activi...
What Gut Bacteria Does to the Human Brain
Some researchers believe the microbiome plays a role in regulating how people think and feel. By now, the idea that gut bacteria affects a person’s health is not revolutionary. Many people know that t...
Diagnosing Liver Cancer With Help From Bacteria
Previous studies had shown that bacteria can penetrate and grow in the tumor microenvironment, where there are lots of nutrients and the body’s immune system is compromised. Because of this, scientist...
Skin flora
The skin flora, more properly referred to as the skin microbiota, are the microorganisms which reside on the skin. Most research has been upon those that reside upon the 2 square metres of human skin,...
Skin flora - Wikipedia
Oral microbiology
Oral microbiology is the study of the microorganisms (microbiota) of the oral cavity and their interactions between oral microorganisms or with the host. Of particular interest is the role of oral mic...
Gut flora
Gut flora or, more appropriately, gut microbiota, consists of a complex community of microorganism species that live in the digestive tracts of animals and is the largest reservoir of microorganisms ...
Vaginal flora
The micro-organisms that colonize the vagina, collectively referred to as the vaginal microflora or more correctly as the vaginal microbiota, were discovered by the German gynecologist Albert Döderlei...
Opportunistic infection
An opportunistic infection is an infection caused by pathogens, particularly opportunistic pathogens—those that take advantage of certain situations—such as bacterial, viral, fungal or protozoan infec...
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) results from an imbalance in the colonic microbiota caused by antibiotic therapy. Microbiota alteration changes carbohydrate metabolism with decreased short-chain ...
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium difficile colitis (etymology and pronunciation) or pseudomembranous colitis is colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) resulting from infection with Clostridium difficile, a type of ...
Clostridium difficile - Wikipedia
Probiotic
Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. The term probiotic is currently used to name ingested microorganisms associated with beneficial effects to hum...
Gut Bacteria Signature Shows Link to Depression
The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can pr...
Gut Bacteria May Be Linked To 'Dangerous' Body Fat
The BBC reports that, "The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies."
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
Lactobacillus fermentum
Lactobacillus fermentum is a Gram-positive species of bacterium in the genus Lactobacillus. It is associated with active dental caries lesions. It is also commonly found in fermenting animal and plant...