Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

Quick Post – Microbes go Rogue

When Microbes Go Rogue Kristen L. Mueller “In the gut, maintaining the peace is key—we live symbiotically with the trillions of microbes that inhabit this space, and rarely do any problems arise. But disruptions to this peace, as in the … Continue reading

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City Kids Country Kids and Allergy

Interesting work undertaken by Northwestern University researchers … City Kids More Likely to Have Food Allergies Than Rural Ones: Population Density Is Key Factor, Study Finds http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120607105858.htm “Children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies … Continue reading

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Quick Post – Nocturnal Disease

You Are When (Not What) You Eat L. Bryan Ray “Mammals synchronize their metabolism with daily cycles of eating and activity, and disruption of such patterns has deleterious effects on metabolism. Hatori et al. explored whether such disruption may affect … Continue reading

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Quick Post – Hygiene Hypothesis

Hygiene Can Hurt Caroline Ash “As human societies urbanize, chronic inflammatory disorders become more apparent. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that individuals exposed to infection in childhood are less likely to develop inflammatory disease because exposure to microorganisms is important for … Continue reading

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“Science ” – Special Issue – The Gut Microbiota

The Gut Microbiota http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6086/1245.full “We are on the threshold of making profound discoveries about the microorganisms with which we share our bodies, indeed whose cell count vastly outnumbers our own. In Science‘s 2005 special section Gut: The Inner Tube of … Continue reading

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The Gut and Bacteria

Regulated Virulence Controls the Ability of a Pathogen to Compete with the Gut Microbiota http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6086/1325.abstract “The virulence mechanisms that allow pathogens to colonize the intestine remain unclear. Here, we show that germ-free animals are unable to eradicate Citrobacter rodentium, a … Continue reading

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