Tag: antibiotics

Saccharomyces boulardii: Protection Against Dysbiosis and Cognitive Decline

Several months ago I came across a paper[i] that really interested me on the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii,  and its effect on cognitive declines associated with gut dysbiosis,  but I am so swamped with work that I never got a chance to read it. … Continue Reading “Saccharomyces boulardii: Protection Against Dysbiosis and Cognitive Decline”

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”

Phage Therapy for Antibiotic Resistant Infections: A Clinical Trial

For today, the results of a small (but highly significant) human clinical trial using bacteriophages to treat drug-resistant bacterial infection.  I came across it while reading a summary article in an online publication from Johns Hopkins University, describing the work of one of their… Continue Reading “Phage Therapy for Antibiotic Resistant Infections: A Clinical Trial”

Probiotics After Antibiotics? The Answer May Be No

A week ago or so, I got an email from a physician who follows my blog.  He reminded me of research I had seen a few years back, but at that time, had not read the paper myself.  On his recommendation I took a… Continue Reading “Probiotics After Antibiotics? The Answer May Be No”

A Yeast-Derived Metabolite from Kefir: Promising Research in the Fight Against Pathogens and Excessive Inflammation

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel are working on isolating specific molecules from kefir that can combat pathogenic bacteria and treat inflammatory bowl disease, as well as halt cytokine storms such as seen in severe cases of COVID.[i]  For those unfamiliar with kefir, it… Continue Reading “A Yeast-Derived Metabolite from Kefir: Promising Research in the Fight Against Pathogens and Excessive Inflammation”

Early In Life Exposure to Antibiotics and Altered Brain Development

Some might say it’s self-flagellation, but I can’t help myself reading the latest research into the effects of antibiotics early in life.  By now, my regular readers are all-too-familiar with my son, Alex’s, history.  For those new to The Biome Buzz, Alex is diagnosed… Continue Reading “Early In Life Exposure to Antibiotics and Altered Brain Development”

Parkinson’s Disease, the Microbiome, Gum Disease and More: An April 2021 Update

I have been following the research into Parkinson’s disease for years, having been forced to watch the inevitable physical decline in several friends now who developed the illness frighteningly early in life (40s and 50s).  See here and here for just a couple of… Continue Reading “Parkinson’s Disease, the Microbiome, Gum Disease and More: An April 2021 Update”

The Two Faces of Candida

As you know, I like to keep up on research on all the different components of the human biome, so yesterday,  I read an article in the International Journal of Medial Microbiology about fungi.[i]  There were a bunch of really interesting facts which I’ll… Continue Reading “The Two Faces of Candida”

Microbiome Alterations by 12 Months and the Development of Behavioral Issues

One of the many subjects being studied that are of particular interest to me is the long-term effect of alterations to the early, developing microbiome.  There is little doubt at this point that at the very least, the bacterial microbiome, is a huge factor… Continue Reading “Microbiome Alterations by 12 Months and the Development of Behavioral Issues”

Goin’ Viral: More on Phages and the Microbiome

I’m excited!  More to report to you this week about other parts of the biome!  Tuesday was all about macrobiome/microbiome teamwork; today, I’m focusing on the virome. Researchers have found that certain bacteriophages (remember these are viruses that infect and kill bacteria, and are… Continue Reading “Goin’ Viral: More on Phages and the Microbiome”