Stressed? Study shows light shone on the head and belly helps

Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a non-invasive technique that uses low-intensity light from lasers or LEDs to produce a therapeutic effect. It’s been used to treat medical conditions as varied as heart disease and wounds. Transcranial PBM, using light on t… Continue reading Stressed? Study shows light shone on the head and belly helps

Bacterial enzyme strips away blood types to create universal donor blood

There’s a global shortage of blood supplies needed for life-saving transfusions due to factors that include an aging population with a higher demand for it and a lack of volunteer donors. However, even if there was an ample blood supply, it’s not as si… Continue reading Bacterial enzyme strips away blood types to create universal donor blood

COPD improved by tweaks to microbiome via fecal transplant or diet

Improving the health of the gut microbiome by way of fecal transplant (in mice) and dietary modification (in humans), has been shown by researchers to noticeably improve COPD symptoms. The finding could lead to microbiome-targeted treatments that provi… Continue reading COPD improved by tweaks to microbiome via fecal transplant or diet

Completely new type of “biological entity” discovered in our bodies

Our bodies are home to trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and a whole host of others. Now, Stanford scientists have discovered an entirely new class of biological entities inside us, which they’ve ominously named “Obelisks.”Cont… Continue reading Completely new type of “biological entity” discovered in our bodies

Scientists alter rice plant microbiome for better resistance to pathogens

The “microbiome” is the unique population of microorganisms found in and on every plant and animal. Scientists have now genetically altered that population in rice plants, making them more resistant to harmful bacteria. The technology could one day red… Continue reading Scientists alter rice plant microbiome for better resistance to pathogens

‘Smart tweezer’ can pluck out single bacterium target from microbiome

Researchers have developed a ‘smart tweezer’ that is able to pluck a particular bacterial strain from a microbiome of trillions and sequence its genome in a more cost- and resource-effective way than current methods allow. The versatile tool could enab… Continue reading ‘Smart tweezer’ can pluck out single bacterium target from microbiome

Keto diet’s gut changes may protect against epileptic seizures

A new UCLA study has found how a keto diet induces changes in the gut microbiome that could protect treatment-resistant epileptic children against seizures. The discovery could lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches.Continue ReadingCateg… Continue reading Keto diet’s gut changes may protect against epileptic seizures

The humble bean arms the gut with surprise cancer-fighting powers

Traditionally, the humble bean doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to its impact on the gut. However, study with colorectal cancer survivors showed that certain legumes could offer a swift, significant benefit to gut health, modulating marke… Continue reading The humble bean arms the gut with surprise cancer-fighting powers

Study uncovers how specific gut bacteria may improve mental health

Researchers have identified how Lactobacillus, a member of our guts’ microbiome community, affects a critical immune system protein, influencing stress levels and mental health. The findings could lead to new ways to prevent and treat depression and an… Continue reading Study uncovers how specific gut bacteria may improve mental health

Probiotic powers genes to relieve constipation, without upsetting gut

At any given time, as many as four million Americans are suffering through bouts of constipation, which has many causes but can also prove stubborn to relieve and hugely impact daily life.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Gut Bacteria, Ce… Continue reading Probiotic powers genes to relieve constipation, without upsetting gut