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Gut microbes alter maternal behavior, regulate growth of baby mice

A new study published in Science Advances suggest that the gut microbiota should be considered when studying the regulation of maternal behavior.

Cross-talk with the microbiota helps the neonatal oral mucosa to mature

The interaction between newborns’ epithelia and the microbiota is crucial to the balance of the oral mucosa and it can have long-term health consequences.

Mouth microbiota make-up linked to lung cancer in non-smokers

Decreased microbial diversity and increased abundance of Firmicutes phylum in the respiratory tract may be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.

Mouth microbiota composition could predict the outcome of stem cell transplants

A study published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that the oral microbiota could be used to predict the outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplants.

Vaping alters the mouth microbiota, increasing infection odds

Researchers have found that smoking e-cigarettes changes the community of microbes living in the mouth, making users prone to inflammation and infection.

Gut dysfunction caused by a high fat diet might be linked...

Fat feeding reduces nutrient sensitivity of specific cells in the gut and alters the gut microbiota, a study published in eLife claims.

Changes in the oral microbiome might reveal caries development in children

Researchers have identified oral bacterial species that are elevated in children before they develop dental caries.

Scientists find thousands of new small proteins produced by the human...

Scientists have discovered thousands of small proteins, which had not been identified previously. The findings, published in Cell, could help drug development.

How many genes make up the human microbiome?

There may be more genes in the gut and oral microbiome than previously thought, a large study of the human microbiome claims.

Family and close friends share mouth and gut bacteria

Social contacts shape the composition of the human microbiota. That’s according to a study by Ilana Brito of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, et al.