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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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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Bed dust bacteria may make babies healthier

Bacteria in the dust in babies' beds may actually influence their microbiomes, potentially protecting them against allergies, asthma, and other conditions.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~5 min

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Kids who get early antibiotics have greater chronic health risks

Children who take antibiotics before the age of 2 are at risk of combinations of chronic health conditions, particularly when they take multiple prescriptions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Findings link c-section, microbiome, baby’s asthma risk

If a child born by c-section has gained normal gut microbes by age one, their risk of asthma goes down, new findings suggest.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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Findings link c-section, microbiome, baby’s asthma risk

If a child born by c-section has gained normal gut microbes by age one, their risk of asthma goes down, new findings suggest.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~4 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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Mice poop shows gut bacteria is key to sleep

Fecal transplants from mice with sleep apnea changes the gut microbiome of recipient mice, a new study shows. That reveals gut bacteria's link to sleep.

Eric Maze-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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