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Child playing in the dirt
by Lisa Keilhofer
21.01.2019 16:10
by Lisa Keilhofer
Is Dirt Good? Excessive Hygiene and the Immune System.

Dirt is Good. That is the title of a book by Rob Knight and Dr. Jack Gilbert published in summer 2018. Dr. Gilbert is one of the world’s leading microbiome scientists at University of Chicago.

by Lisa Keilhofer
Antibiotics effect & consequences
by Lisa Keilhofer
14.01.2019 18:43
by Lisa Keilhofer
Antibiotics. Short term effects – long term affects.

In December 2018, Martin J. Blaser, New York University School of Medicine, published a short article in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (12/2018) on the state of the art in microbiotic research and his personal evaluation of it.

by Lisa Keilhofer
Gut-brain-axis
by Lisa Keilhofer
07.01.2019 15:43
by Lisa Keilhofer
The Intelligent Stomach - Our Second Brain.

In mid-November 2018, the German-French TV channel ARTE broadcasted a documentary called “The Intelligent Stomach – Our Second Brain”.

by Lisa Keilhofer
Young woman
by Cara Koehler
20.12.2018 13:52
by Cara Koehler
Scratching the surface: Improved health by adjusting skin microbiota?

Science has already made huge progress in understanding the workings (and failings) of human gut microbiota, but in the past decade, researchers are coming up for air and finding that there is as much to explore right on the surface of our bodies as there is on the inside.

by Cara Koehler
Microbiome Research
by Lisa Keilhofer
12.12.2018 11:36
by Lisa Keilhofer
Chances and Challenges in Microbiome Research

The November edition of the science magazine “Nature Biotechnology” published an evaluation of 18 microbiome experts on the state of the art of microbiome research, where they shed some light on current trends, chances and problems.

by Lisa Keilhofer
Antibiotics in chicken
by Lisa Keilhofer
10.12.2018 13:23
by Lisa Keilhofer
Strictly limited Last Resort Antibiotic in Animal Products
To begin with, scientists knew all along that the life saver antibiotic will not work forever, but only until resistance has developed. Meanwhile, this fact has also sunken into common sense.
by Lisa Keilhofer
Microbiome diversity
by Lisa Keilhofer
29.11.2018 10:18
by Lisa Keilhofer
Restore microbiome diversity before it is too late!

Beginning of October 2018, a team of four US-scientists has released an urgent call to preserve almost lost microbiome diversities.

by Lisa Keilhofer
American flag
by Lisa Keilhofer
13.11.2018 09:25
by Lisa Keilhofer
Immigration to US fosters obesity and changes microbiome

In November 2018, the University of Minnesota published a study on the “westernization” and the loss of immigrant’s innate gut microbiomes.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Kristin Neumann
02.10.2018 11:41
by Kristin Neumann
Expert Seminar Microbiome-Cosmetics

On September 13, 2018, the BAV Institute and the European Cosmetic Association ICADA organized the first expert seminar on microbiome cosmetics in Germany, MyMicrobiome (Dr. Neumann) moderated and reported on the seminar.

by Kristin Neumann
Probiotics useless?
by Kristin Neumann
11.09.2018 11:16
by Kristin Neumann
Probiotics useless???

An article published by BBC just a few days ago confused the probiotic community. Based on a scientific publication from a group of scientists in Israel (Weizman Institute), BBC used the headline Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'. This statement has to be taken with caution …

by Kristin Neumann
Black and white
by Kristin Neumann
29.08.2018 10:28
by Kristin Neumann
A new gastric cancer among us

In 1900 gastric cancerwas the leading cause of cancer death in the USA and other countries. This cancer has been decreased with the disappearance of the commensal stomach bacterium, which has been blamed to be the cause for gastric cancer. This is actually good news, but here comes the bad news right away: ...

by Kristin Neumann
by Kristin Neumann
22.08.2018 13:47
by Kristin Neumann
Yoba for life – a probiotic yogurt starter culture
Yoba yogurt contains the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus yoba 2012. This bacterial strain originates from the famous probiotic Lactobacillus strain L. rhamnosus GG, world's best characterized and best known probiotic bacterial strain.
by Kristin Neumann
the american gut project
by Kristin Neumann
07.08.2018 13:05
by Kristin Neumann
The American Gut Project

Scientists at the University of California San Diego and collaborators have initiated the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort over 5 years ago. Now in May 2018 they published the first results.

by Kristin Neumann
Microbiome Congress
by Kristin Neumann
29.06.2018 10:50
by Kristin Neumann
New insights into the latest microbiome research from Berlin

Scientific Summary Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress June, Berlin. We heard a lot of interesting talks on the status of microbiome development in different research fields which I'd like to summarize for you here. One main topic was the fecal microbiota transplantation …

by Kristin Neumann
Seed Probiotics
by Kristin Neumann
16.06.2018 11:50
by Kristin Neumann
A new company will revolutionise the probiotic market

Seed is a new company with strong names behind it. Their products are based on scientific evidence from clinical trials. The special thing about the products of Seed is that it isn’t just probiotics but synbiotics, which is a combination of probiotics and prebiotics which keep the helpful bacteria alive.

by Kristin Neumann
Biodiversity is the only way to measure skin health
by Kristin Neumann
12.06.2018 11:37
by Kristin Neumann
Biodiversity is the only way to measure skin health

In May 2017 the Wallen-Russell’s published a review article about the skins microbiome. In this review they summarized publications which are related to skin health and the skins microbiome. They came to the conclusion, that the higher the diversity of the skins microbiome is, the healthier is the skin.

by Kristin Neumann
Pro- and prebiotics on the skin?
by Kristin Neumann
10.04.2018 12:41
by Kristin Neumann
Pro- and prebiotics on the skin? An interview with Dr. Cath O’Neill
Cath is coming from the skin research area, being an expert on skin health. During the last years her research focussed on the skins microbiome. With her company SkinBioTherapeutics, Cath translated her research from the University of Manchester into the SkinBiotix® platform.
by Kristin Neumann
Shedding some light into the black box of the microbiome
by Kristin Neumann
04.04.2018 09:38
by Kristin Neumann
Shedding some light into the black box of the microbiome

Microbiome science is very fresh and scientists all over the world try to understand how we can manipulate our microbiome in the best way for our health. Something I found very interesting was a totally different approach to the understanding of the microbiome by the Biophysicist Olaf Larsen, ...

by Kristin Neumann
Processed foods affect your microbiome
by Inge Lindseth
31.03.2018 12:15
by Inge Lindseth
Processed foods affect your microbiome and your risk of getting obese

In 2012 researchers did a study that had a puzzling outcome. Two of the groups of mice in the study were given a diet that had the same composition of fat, …

by Inge Lindseth
Multiple Sclerosis connected with a gut dysbiosis
by Kristin Neumann
20.02.2018 11:33
by Kristin Neumann
Multiple Sclerosis connected with a gut dysbiosis

Analysis of the microbiome of patients with autoimmune diseases such as MS, type I diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis has shown an altered microbiome in all diseases.

by Kristin Neumann

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