Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Colorful light reveals how worms get longer lives

A metabolite called colanic acid can extend the lifespan of worms as much as 50%. New research uses optogenetics to clarify that discovery.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~9 min

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To gauge chemical exposure, check children’s guts?

New findings suggest a way to measure children's exposure to a class of chemicals called SVOCs by checking out their gut microbiomes.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Black bears can’t regulate bacteria in ‘garden hose’ guts

Black bears have far simpler gut microbiomes than researchers expected to find, a new study reveals. Diet and environment may be key to their gut bacteria.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Honey bees tell friend from foe by gut bacteria

For a honey bee, knowing a nestmate from an invader is critical for survival. Chemical cues from shared gut microbial communities cue them in to who is who.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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‘Pill’ could sample bacteria while in your gut

Swallowing a tiny capsule could offer a full view of your GI tract and gut bacteria. The tiny tool could even scoop up bacteria and deliver them to doctors.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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High-fat diet and antibiotics combine to up pre-IBD risk

"Until now, we didn't appreciate how different environmental risk factors can synergize to drive the disease."

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Can predator-prey math help tweak gut bacteria?

A tried-and-true equation is helping researchers make a model of the gut microbiome. That could pave the way for one day tweaking it to boost health.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~8 min

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Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

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