Tag: microbes

How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in our guts can break down

Host/Microbe Biology (HMB) Track – Microbe 2017 – Victor DiRita

Host/Microbe Biology (HMB) Track – Microbe 2017 – Victor DiRita

Hi, I’m Victor DiRita, and I’m leading the HMB track at ASM microbe 2017. HMB is for host/microbe biology, and we cover the full range of both hosts and microbes: this means bacterial and viral pathogens, phages, commensals and complex microbial communities that interact with hosts from nematodes to hibernating

How bacteria can keep your gut healthy: beneficial microbes | WURcast

How bacteria can keep your gut healthy: beneficial microbes | WURcast

Hi there. Welcome to Module 1: The human microbiome. In this clip, I will talk about beneficial microbes. Microbes… It might sound scary to you and something that you associate with, for example, diarrhea or infections. But what if I told you that our entire body is colonized by microbes

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Your Gut Bacteria?

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Your Gut Bacteria?

From the hand sanitizer at your favorite food truck to those single-use wipes at the doctor’s office, alcohols are used to disinfect things all the time. So every time you have an alcoholic drink, it’s basically like microbe-killing juice… which doesn’t sound so great for the helpful critters in your

How antibiotics work

How antibiotics work

How do antibiotics work? Pathogenic bacteria in the body cause infections, which can be treated by antibiotics Bacteriostatic antibiotics slow the growth of bacteria by interfering with the processes the bacteria need to multiply These processes include: DNA replication Metabolism e.g. enzyme activity Protein production Bactericidal antibiotics kill the bacteria,