Tag: microbiome

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

Microbes are everywhere, on your phone, in your water bottle, on your hands before you wash them, on your hands after you wash them, and literally everywhere else on top of you too. Microbes are omnipresent at any moment, and there is nothing we can do about it So, millions

The Power of Poop — AMNH SciCafe

The Power of Poop — AMNH SciCafe

>>ARI GRINSPAN (Gastroenterologist): Happy New Year. Thank you to the wonderful folks here at the American Museum of Natural History to invite me to talk about my passion: shit. My mother’s very proud. These floating things that you’re seeing here are bacteria. Bacteria have a really bad reputation. So a

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

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

The Type VI Secretion System

The Type VI Secretion System

The Type 6 Secretion System is a secretory bacterial organelle utilized for contact-dependent antagonism by select species of bacteria The Type 6 system contains structures homologous to the tail sheath, tube, and spike of many bacteriophages and employs a similar contractile method to puncture cellular membranes It is theorized that

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

Antonio Gasbarrini – Probiotics and gastroenteritis

Recently in the New England Journal of Medicine a very pivotal paper has been published. In particular, it is a very important paper with the aim of demonstrating whether a probiotics administration was able to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects due to gastrointestinal infection in a pediatric population. The trial