New research displays how intestinal microbiota could regulate body composition; providing an insight into the molecular link between gut microbiota and the circadian clock via transcription factor NFIL3.
Human epigenetics and microbiome: the potential for a revolution in both research areas by integrative studies
In this editorial, the authors discusss the host-associated microbiome as the ultimate environmental trigger for epigenetic processes, highlighting the need for more research and interdisciplinary studies.
A recent study published in PLOS Pathogens has indicated that children with a lower diversity of microbes in their gut microbiome are more susceptible to severe infection by Entamoeba histolytica.
In this IDHTalks podcast we speak to Mahmoud Ghannoum about the importance of fungi, his work in identifying mycobiome and its implications in health and disease.
Weight cycling has been suggested to have detrimental effects on energy homeostasis and other metabolic pathologies, but the mechanisms initially driving this phenomenon remain to be fully elucidated – here the authors discuss the role of the microbiome.
About AMR: Polymicrobial nature of cystic fibrosis infections could influence outcome of antimicrobial therapy
Several recent papers have investigated how polymicrobial interactions in the cystic fibrosis (CF) lung influence antimicrobial efficacy, demonstrating that microbial metabolites produced by one pathogen can alter the antimicrobial killing of another pathogen.
Researchers examining brains from healthy and Alzheimer’s subjects have discovered a higher overall presence of Actinobacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) suggesting that bacterial presence may contribute to the disease.
Researchers have demonstrated that leishmania infection causes dysbiosis in the skin microbiota of both humans and mice. Moreover, in mice they discovered this dybiosis can be passed to naïve mice after close contact with infected individuals.
A new study has investigated the effects of commonly used topical antimicrobials on the skin microbiome, discovering that antibiotics have a major and long-lasting effect.