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Diet, disease, and the microbiome

There is growing interest in the human body’s microbiome and its connection to chronic disease. A new study examines that connection, along with how the foods we eat influence the composition of our microbiome. Microbiome protects host and plays role in disease risk The microbiome consists of the genes of tiny organisms (bacteria, viruses, and… Read More »

Links among poor sleep, high blood pressure, gut microbiome discovered

In the first study of its kind, University of Illinois Chicago researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and changes in the gut microbiome. The research aimed to determine whether a 28-day period of disrupted sleep changed the microbiota in rats. The gut microbiota refers to the collection of microorganisms living in… Read More »

Anti-ageing drug rejuvenates the mouths and oral microbiome of mice

By Michael Le Page The bones around mouse teeth like this one were rejuvenated by anti-ageing drugsSTEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A transplant drug with anti‑ageing properties has been shown to rejuvenate the oral health of old mice. The drug, called rapamycin, regenerated the bone in which teeth are embedded, restored the mouth microbiome… Read More »