Microbiome

Scientists develop new method that analyse who is doing what in your microbiome

Scientists develop new method that analyse who is doing what in your microbiome

A novel computational method has been developed by scientists that can analyse who is doing what in your microbiome.

Jan 22, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

High-fat diet in pregnancy may impact baby's gut, immune system

The results showed that expecting mothers' diets can lead to distinct changes in their babies' microbiome, which could affect energy extraction from food as well as early immunity development.

Aug 09, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Vaginal birth makes baby healthier, says study

Opting for a vaginal birth can make your baby healthier as researchers have found that this practice is beneficial for inter-generational transfer of the microbiome from mother to infant, which is crucial for the newborn to build strong immunity.

Dec 31, 2015, 12:31 PM IST
Bacteria could control robots in future

Bacteria could control robots in future

Believe it or not -- bacteria can control the behaviour of an inanimate device like a robot!

Jul 16, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Multiple antibiotic courses harmful to children

Multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children's development, shows a study.

Jul 06, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Wearing contact lenses may change eye bacteria

Wearing contact lenses daily may alter the eye microbiome, according to a new study which may explain why contact lens wearers are at increased risk of certain eye infections.

Jun 01, 2015, 14:01 PM IST

Poop transplants can treat severe infection in patients

It may sound distasteful but researchers have found that the transplantation of fecal matter successfully treated Clostridium difficile infections, which lead to recurrent cases of diarrhea and severe abdominal pain with thousands of fatalities worldwide every year, in patients.

Mar 30, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

Beware! High-fat diet can alter your behaviour

High-fat diet can affect brain health and promote changes in your behaviour, including increased anxiety, impaired memory, and repetitive behaviour, warns a new study.

Mar 27, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

How what you eat can impact your brain health

 A new study describes that what we eat are responsible for our gut bacteria which has a significant impact on behavior and brain health.

Jan 23, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

'Gut bacteria helped humans to be resilient'

A new study has found that microbes residing within the guts of our ancestors helped them thrive and evolve into more stable and resilient populations.

Dec 27, 2014, 12:51 PM IST

Probiotics crucial for super gut health

The bacteria that aid in digestion help keep the intestinal lining intact, scientists say, adding that daily probiotics hold the key to ward off inflammatory disorders that occur when the intestinal lining has been compromised.

Aug 02, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

Bacterial `tomb` in ancient teeth window for dental care

Researchers found an ancient human oral cavity that carried numerous opportunistic pathogens and discovered that periodontal disease or gum disease is caused by the same bacteria today as in the past.

Feb 24, 2014, 12:58 PM IST

How microbes inside our bodies help us stay hale and hearty

We owe our health to the vast city of microbes hidden inside our bodies.

Jul 14, 2013, 14:38 PM IST

700 bug species in breast milk!

Scientists using DNA sequencing have identified more than 700 bug species in breast milk, the main source of nourishment for newborns.

Jan 05, 2013, 12:52 PM IST