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by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-11-18 10:49
by Lisa Keilhofer

Ötzi, the 5,000 years old men out of the ice, has been a window into the past for scientists of various disciplines, so far. Over the last years, we have learned how the hunter of the Neolithic Age dressed and what he had for his last dinner. Now Microbiome scientists checked on Ötzi's gut.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-11-04 13:04
by Lisa Keilhofer

What shall we eat? This question has not been answered for the last decades. Today we are in the luxurious position to choose from different options. But is it really pure luxury and do cooked foods influence our microbiome? Some researchers have looked into this issue.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-10-31 11:24
by Lisa Keilhofer

Microbiome Research has gone through a rapid development the past few years. Above all, the decoding of the gut microbiome was boosted by modern sequencing techniques. On the contrary, research on our skin microbiome has only just started.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Gastautor
2019-10-14 14:49
by Gastautor

Putting your body through the stress of taking an airplane, as well as eating unknown foods, the change in water, climate and time zone, … – all can produce unwanted effects in the stomach. Dr Dmitry Alexeev reveals few principles to follow to help your existing microbes thrive whilst on holiday.

by Gastautor
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-10-06 09:37
by Lisa Keilhofer

Many of our civilization diseases such as allergies or asthma are caused by growing up in a too sterile environment that leaves our immune systems unchallenged in regards to germ resistance. According to the theory, childhood is the key time for getting in contact with dirt.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Kristin Neumann
2019-09-24 16:26
by Kristin Neumann

When we talk about the microbiome, we usually forget that the microbiome is only part of a very complex interplay. The composition of our microbiome is influenced by nutrition, lifestyle, early maternal transmission, immune status and genetics of each individual.

by Kristin Neumann
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-09-16 14:37
by Lisa Keilhofer

It is for decades that the food industry is searching for an alternative to sugar. But Sweeteners do actually harm the gut microbiome and also in usual doses of consumption.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-09-07 13:24
by Lisa Keilhofer

It is well known that direct exposure of the skin to UV radiation in the sunlight causes serious damage. But it was only recently that scientists found out that a damaged skin microbiome is one of the reasons for this.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Kristin Neumann
2019-09-03 09:52
by Kristin Neumann

Apples are among the most commonly eaten fruits in the world. The apple is one of the most important sources of flavonoids in our diet and it contributes significantly to our health with apple procyanidins and pectin.

by Kristin Neumann
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-08-27 11:27
by Lisa Keilhofer

Can gut bacteria increase athletic performance? Lactate tests are common means of measuring performance in sports medicine. What is new is the idea that the lactate level might be influenced by nutrition.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Gastautor Mariya Petrova
2019-08-21 11:04
by Gastautor Mariya Petrova

The vaginal microbiota is one of the best studied female microbial niches. This women’s specific microbiota is characterized by low bacterial diversity, unlike other more complex niches such as the gut. This low bacterial diversity in the vagina is linked to health.

by Gastautor Mariya Petrova
by Inge Lindseth
2019-07-30 10:10
by Inge Lindseth

Long life through the microbiome? If you are not new to the world of the microbiome, this will be of no surprise to you: Mechanisms specific to ageing also can be influenced by the microbiome, and most likely this includes diet-microbiota-host interactions.

by Inge Lindseth
by Gastautor Johanna Gillbro, PhD
2019-07-18 11:27
by Gastautor Johanna Gillbro, PhD
We are just starting to understand the role of our skin microbiome and we know that human skin microbiota influence general skin health. The skin microbiota plays important parts.
by Gastautor Johanna Gillbro, PhD
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-07-17 09:59
by Lisa Keilhofer

The recent edition of SPIEGEL magazine is under the headline „The super organ – gut and the secret of a long life“. Judging from the title, one might think this is just one more – more or less profound – guideline on dieting. But this essay takes it one step further.

by Lisa Keilhofer
by Kristin Neumann
2019-07-08 15:57
by Kristin Neumann
In May 2019 Rotterdam was a hot place for microbiome lovers! Global Engage has brought many microbiome scientists, but especially the microbiome industry to Rotterdam.
by Kristin Neumann
by Lisa Keilhofer
2019-06-26 10:36
by Lisa Keilhofer

One of the most prominent representatives of microbiome research is Professor Rob Knight, University of California, San Diego. He received wide attention beyond the science business with his book "Dirt is Good".

by Lisa Keilhofer
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