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Mammals shape their microbiome to prevent disease

Gut microbes are well known to contribute to health and disease, but what has been less clear is how the host controls gut microbes. A study published January 13 in Cell Host & Microbe now reveals that mice and humans produce small molecules (microRNAs) from their GI tract, which are shed in feces, to regulate the composition of gut microbes …

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Sayer Ji – How The Microbiome Destroyed the Ego, Vaccine Policy, and Patriarchy

The relatively recent discovery of the microbiome is not only completely redefining what it means to be human, to have a body, to live on this earth, but is overturning belief systems and institutions that have enjoyed global penetrance for centuries. A paradigm shift has occurred, so immense in implication, that the entire frame of reference for our species’ self-definition, …

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Nanoparticles in Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in Consumer Products Significantly Alter Good Bacteria In The Gut – MARCO TORRES

Nanoparticles are known to be toxic to beneficial bacteria that break down substances in the gut. Writing in Environmental Engineering Science, researchers say that exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles at levels present in consumer products, foods and drinking water could lead to measurable changes in the gut microbiota. For years, a rapidly expanding quantity of engineered nano-products have flooded the …

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Nanoparticles In Food and Water Found to Alter Gut Microbiome – Heather Callaghan

Nanotechnology – that is, metal oxide particles* such as titanium dioxide – are increasingly used in the commercial food supply, consumer goods, body care and in water treatment. The gut microbiome is today’s most appealing topic of science because it was previously unacknowledged by the medical community just how important gut health is to the human brain, hormones, immunity,¬†mental health¬†and …