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How Holobionts get Sick

Interesting article that continues the discussion of redeveloping our medical diagnostic and treatment paradigm to include dysbiosis.   Technologies such a multiplexing assays give us the ability to quickly gauge the absence or presence of certain complexes that create an environment for disease.  Additionally, the introduction of new vocabulary is essential to further discussions and…

Microbiota Transfer Therapy improves gastrointestinal and autism symptoms

Microbiota Transfer Therapy alters gut ecosystem and improves gastrointestinal and autism symptoms: an open-label study New research suggests a link between the microbiome and autism spectrum disorder.  Using a protocol that involved a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) resulted in an improvement in both gastrointestinal symptoms but also behavioral improvements.  This small study is important as it reproduces…

The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome

The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome–and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer If certain bacteria do instigate cancer, the finding could lead to new screening methods or treatments By Knvul Sheikh | Scientific American October 2016 Issue The gut microbiome has stolen the show when it comes to the recent explosion of research on the…

Can Bacteria Make Your Skin Healthier?

Cosmetics companies claim that tweaking the bacteria on the skin can make it healthier. But does the science stack up? ALEXANDRA OSSOLA 08.18.16 1:00 AM ET Antibacterial cosmetics are so last year; the latest craze is for face creams, serums, and washes that actually add bacteria to the skin in order to make it look younger and…