Microbiology

Fecal Transplant Shows Gut Microbes Cause Obesity- In Rats, Anyway

Gut microbes are all the rage and scholars everywhere are latching onto the fad. If you are over the age of 30, you have seen this too many times to count. Sugar causes diabetes, salt causes heart disease, trans fats cause everything, saturated fats were ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2016 - 12:37pm

Lessons Of Lager: Yeast Is Science Even Organic Food Shoppers Appreciate

Beer is the world's most commonly fermented beverage and lager beer commands 94 percent of the global market. Making the beer possible is a biological oddity: a hybrid yeast that combines two distinct species and confers the ability to make cold-brew ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2016 - 3:27pm

What Are Gut Bacteria Doing In Critically Ill Lungs?

No one knows for sure how they got there. But the discovery that bacteria that normally live in the gut can be detected in the lungs of critically ill people and animals could mean a lot for intensive care patients.  Today, scientists are reporting that t ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2016 - 12:06pm

Toxic Ta-Ta’s?

What research looks like when it is and is not performed by scientists ...

Blog Post - Stuart Smyth - Sep 1 2016 - 3:25pm

A Microscopic 'wind Farm' Powered By Bacteria

Many of society’s energy challenges require gigawatts of power, but many more are small – and some are entirely microscopic. To drive a new generation of tiny micromachines that could deliver drugs or clean traces of pollution, physicists are increasingly ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 31 2016 - 9:16am

USDA Microbiologist Warns Bacteria In Vaping Products May Be A Health Concern

You recently saw how a build-up of microbes in bagpipes recently doomed a Scottish man. That could apply to all wind instruments, and a U.S. Food and Drug Administration microbiologist warns that several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco prod ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2016 - 9:13am

5 Second Rule Or Not, Eating Food Off The Floor Isn't Safe

Bacteria transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.   Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it's OK to scoop up food and eat it within a "safe" five-second window. Donald S ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2016 - 12:57pm

Single-celled Fungi Multiply, Alien-like, By Fusing Cells In Host

 Microsporidia are typically found in the intestinal tracts of animals and humans, which are made up of millions of cells, which is why studying their mode of reproduction has been so difficult. Yet it's important. Microsporidia cause diarrhea, an il ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2016 - 8:37am

Microbiome: 'Emerging Medical Science' Is The New Term For Chasing A Fad

Nestle, the world's largest food company, has decided to embrace optimizing our microbiome, which consists of trillions of bacteria living in the digestive system and which has been linked to depression, multiple sclerosis, autism- you name it, and s ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 3 2016 - 9:28am

Nitrate-Reducing Microbes Linked To Migraine Headaches

Researchers have found an association between migraines and microbes that reduce nitrates. Analyzing data from the American Gut Project, they found that migraine sufferers harbored significantly more microbes in their mouths and guts with the ability to mo ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2016 - 9:43am