The gut microbiota, an organ difficult to define… The intestinal microbiota… What a vast organ! It consists of a very large number of microorganisms including one hundred thousand billion bacteria, the majority of which is housed in our intestines. Bacteria are ten times more numerous than our human cells. we are largely composed of bacteria, with whom we live in symbiosis. We develop our intestinal microbiota from birth. It becomes more complex with time until it becomes mature after 2-3 years. Very complex and diversified ecosystem, it is at the origin of many health essential functions like the process of digestion [...]
An American start-up, Z-biotics, has just launched a GMO probiotic drink on the market. Reminder: what is a GMO? It is a living genetically modified organism. In other words, the genetic heritage or DNA, has been modified by humans. The living organism then has new properties that it did not possess naturally. They are regulated and you can find them in: sweet corn as such, in ingredients or additives derived from corn, soya, rapeseed or beetroot among others, and more indirectly in animal feed GMOs bring controversy in the agricultural, scientific and economic areas. Indeed, there are uncertainties about the use [...]
After taking good resolutions for the sporting season, why not extend your efforts on food? And even more if it positively impacts your microbiota, like apple! The apple, fruit with many virtues continues to impress us! Refreshing, low calorie and delicious, the apple shows us once again it can be a good friend for our health. Real reservoir of beneficial components (antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins…), this acidulous fruit is also rich in prebiotics. And more amazing thing, in probiotics! This is shown in an Austrian study. The apple, source of probiotics ... According to a recent study, apples are a great source of [...]
Rebalance the skin microbiota by wearing probiotic clothes? It is now almost possible! Currently, it is still in the concept state. An idea from science The science shows that the cutaneous microbiota serves as a barrier against certain microorganisms, allergens and other toxins by limiting the infectious and pathological impact. Acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis… Skin conditions potentially caused or exacerbated by an imbalance between good and bad bacteria present on our skin. The hypothesis: the hygienist theory. In other words, inadvertent washing and disinfection causing dysbiosis. In addition, the cosmetic composition of used products and the wearing of certain clothes can [...]
In any case, this is what the US army wants to do in order to protect their soldiers. Darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has launched a new program, named ReVector, to find ways to reduce or even eliminate the risk of transmitting diseases caused by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes, these vectors of diseases Indeed, these insects (including Aedes, Anopheles and Culex) are vectors of potentially lethal diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, the Murray Valley or Japanese encephalitis. These pathologies represent a great threat for troops deployed abroad. A new approach to repel mosquitoes: modification of the cutaneous microbiota Why not just [...]
Assessing the age of someone with gut microbiota is possible. This method is based on the analysis of the intestinal microbiota composition. The intestinal microbiota tends to be considered stable and mature around the age of 2-3 years. However, it may undergo some changes over time. Alex Zhavoronkov, a longevity researcher, and colleagues from the artificial intelligence startup InSilico Medicine, decided to create an artificial intelligence that can predict people’s biological age, by DNA analysis of the gut microbiota. A total of 1,165 people between 20 and 90 from different countries were enrolled in this study. More than 3,600 stool samples [...]
And if our microbiota would be martian ? What would it look like ? Some researchers tried to answer these questions by observing the intestinal microbiota...
Saint-Patrick’s day is coming soon : March 17, 2018. Many songs, dances and beers, what a nice program ! We know...
Are you an expert on crime series ? So you know that we can estimate the death of a person thanks to his body temperature
Who would have believed that ?! Spanish researchers have developed a new type of sausages ; better sausages for health thanks to infants stools...