Category: Human Biome

Agricultural Chemicals and Autism: A Growing Link

This past weekend, I finished reading a paper in the journal, Environmental Research, which was an overview of what we know about the relationship of pesticide exposure to the development of autism.[i]  Interesting  that it came out of China, where, “According to University of… Continue Reading “Agricultural Chemicals and Autism: A Growing Link”

Helminths, Protozoa and More Helminths – a Research Trifecta!

Helminths, helminths and more helminths here at The Biome Buzz today. Study #1:  from the European Journal of Neurology which shows that infection with Toxoplasmosis (an infection with the parasite, Toxoplasma gondii)  has a protective effect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS).  That… Continue Reading “Helminths, Protozoa and More Helminths – a Research Trifecta!”

Your Intestines on Excess High Fructose Corn Syrup (it’s not pretty)

Firstly, let me apologize for not forewarning you that I wouldn’t be posting last week.  I did this absolutely K-RAAAAZY thing last week – I took a vacation. I am not sure that in the almost 5 year history of this blog, such insanity… Continue Reading “Your Intestines on Excess High Fructose Corn Syrup (it’s not pretty)”

New Phage to Fight C.Diff: Meet Colneyvirus

You all know how much I love cool science by now – and how much hope I have for using bacteriophages to positively alter the bacterial microbiome.  I’m excited then to report to you super cool science leading to major progress on the phage… Continue Reading “New Phage to Fight C.Diff: Meet Colneyvirus”

Probiotics and Oxytocin: A Promising Therapeutic Combo for Autism

As my regular readers know, I love to report the results of double-blinded, randomized, placebo controlled trials in human to you: they represent bringing us a major step forward toward better treatments for, well, everything.  Today’s paper is on a subject near and dear… Continue Reading “Probiotics and Oxytocin: A Promising Therapeutic Combo for Autism”

Buy One, Get One Free: Two Papers on the Bacterial Microbiome that Caught My Eye

Flash sale!!!  Two for the price of one today at The Biome Buzz! The first study that I want to share with you was performed in a collaboration between Japanese, Harvard and MIT scientists, and was published in the elite journal, Nature.[i]  The researchers… Continue Reading “Buy One, Get One Free: Two Papers on the Bacterial Microbiome that Caught My Eye”

Another Very Interesting “Personalized Nutrition” Company: Introducing ZOE

I know from past surveys that many of you, like me, are super interested in personalized nutrition.  I just found another company that looks very promising: ZOE. The company has an impressive group of scientists at its helm.  To name just a few:  Tim… Continue Reading “Another Very Interesting “Personalized Nutrition” Company: Introducing ZOE”

New Research into the Mycobiome and the Development of Crohn’s Disease

The biome buzz of last week surround newly published research out of the University of Utah.[i]  You’ll remember from previous posts on this subject (see here and here as two examples) that the mycobiome appears to play a big role in the development of… Continue Reading “New Research into the Mycobiome and the Development of Crohn’s Disease”

Homing in on a Microbiome Culprit in ALS

And just like last week, the Weizmann Institute in Israel strikes again.  So much cutting edge research out of one place! As many of you may know from previous posts on this blog (look here and here, as just two of many examples), over… Continue Reading “Homing in on a Microbiome Culprit in ALS”

Personalized Nutrition: An Update

Back in 2018, I described research to you out of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, which involved creating an algorithm to figure out the optimal diet for someone based upon their microbiome analysis results.[i]  That research led to the creation of the new company,… Continue Reading “Personalized Nutrition: An Update”