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Microbiome reveals the age of a Person

The complex communities of microbes that live on the skin, in the mouth and in the intestine, are influenced by factors such as diet, environment, and lifestyle. This may change in the course of life. Researchers have now shown that they can determine, on the basis of Multiple, the age of a Person. With the […]

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The human microbiome is a treasure trove waiting to be unlocked

Bacteria are at the center of all life forms on planet earth and are the essential building blocks that make living organisms the way they are. Both the mitochondrion —found in most organisms, which generates energy in the cell —and the chloroplast —the solar energy-harvester located in plants —can be traced to their bacterial ancestors. […]

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Tongue microbiome research underscores importance of dental health

Elderly individuals with fewer teeth, poor dental hygiene, and more cavities constantly ingest more dysbiotic microbiota, which could be harmful to their respiratory health, according to new research published in the journal mSphere. The findings come from a large, population-based study that identified variations in the tongue microbiota among community-dwelling elderly adults in Japan. “Fewer […]