microbiome

March 30, 2019

Same Microbe, Different Effect

New collaborative research from the Weizmann Institute of Science has asked a different question about the bacteria in our microbiomes, and the answers, recently published in Nature, could help target...

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September 24, 2018

An Inside Look at Probiotics – One Size Does Not Fit All

Every day, millions of people take probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria that are meant to fortify their immune systems, prevent disease or repair the adverse effects of antibiotics.  But...

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March 2, 2018

Genetics or Lifestyle: What is it that Shapes our Microbiome?

The question of nature vs nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly-friendly bacteria we carry around with us and a new study brings more hope for improving...

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June 28, 2017

Bacteria in Dust Storms Affect Health

Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions: northeast from the Sahara, northwest from Saudi Arabia and southwest from the desert regions of Syria. The airborne dust...

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November 30, 2016

New Research May Help Future Dieters Keep the Weight Off

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding – an all-too-common phenomenon termed ‘recurrent’ or ‘yo-yo’ obesity. Worse still, the vast majority of recurrently obese...

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