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A new meta-study has now revealed that a commonly found species of gut bacteria can more than double the risk of intestinal bleeding when combined with aspirin... Continue Reading Aspirin plus common gut bacteria can double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding Category: Science Tags: Gut Bacteria Microbiome
Strong as steel and tougher than Kevlar, spider silk is one of nature's most impressive materials, but try as we might, we just haven't been able to harness it for our own use on a practical scale. Most synthetic versions aren't completely up to scratch, but researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have now engineered bacteria to produce biosynthetic spider silk that they say pe
For several decades researchers have been working to find an effective way to convert one blood type into another. Type O blood, often considered the universal blood type, is most useful in emergency situations, and new research presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society has revealed that an enzyme produced by gut bacteria could be the key to safely and
researchers genetically modified millions of bacteria to smoothly swim with a light controllable speed, and then arranged them into complex and reconfigurable density patterns. The post italian scientists use bacteria to ‘paint’ the mona lisa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic may shed some light on why certain people can lose more weight than others despite adhering to the same regime of exercise and caloric restriction. Alongside a myriad of other recent medical discoveries, the secret may lie in the unique make-up of our gut bacteria... Continue Reading Struggle to lose weight? Your gut bacteria may be to blame
Impressive new research from a team at Stanford University has revealed that a molecule produced by a certain type of gut bacteria can offer natural protection from Salmonella infections. As well as pointing toward potential new treatment strategies, the discovery could explain why some people get sicker from the pathogen than others... Continue Reading Stanford study reveals how gut bacte
The bacteria that call your gut home can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, but exactly how the bugs do so is a web that's still being untangled. To investigate, researchers at Harvard Medical School have deleted a single gene from one gut bacteria species and found that it alters the metabolism of the host, reducing their weight gain... Continue Reading Removing single gene
Nitrogen is a vital nutrient for plants, and although there's plenty of it drifting around in the air, they can only pull it out of the ground – hence the need for artificial fertilizer. But now, researchers at Washington University in St Louis have engineered bacteria that can efficiently suck nitrogen out of the air, and the long-term goal is to develop crops that can do the same... Cont
A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and mood. The study found that mice given a high-fat diet displayed greater depressive behaviors until microbiome-altering antibiotics returned their behavior back to normal... Continue Reading Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obes
When it comes to treatments for constipation, the options aren't plentiful, nor are they always particularly effective. Help may be on the way, however, in the form of genetically-engineered bacteria... Continue Reading Bacteria engineered to treat constipation Category: Medical Tags: Bacteria Genetic engineering Mayo Clinic Microbiome Treat


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