Medical research

Researchers team up with Illumina to speed-read your microbiome

The human microbiome—the total collection of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms living in and on your body—has been linked to a variety of health and disease states, including obesity, allergies, asthma, and a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Skin, soft tissue infections succumb to blue light

Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Massachusetts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO head warns diseases set to rise

The head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that infectious diseases will spread more easily in the future due to globalisation, changing lifestyles and rising population densities.

Overweight & Obesity

China researchers link obesity to bacteria

Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic kidney disease alters intestinal microbial flora, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—Chronic kidney disease changes the composition of intestinal bacterial microbes that normally play a crucial role in staving off disease-causing pathogens and maintaining micronutrient balance, according ...

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