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The microbiome: How bacteria regulate your health. Science with Sam

Living inside us all are trillions of symbiotic microorganisms – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, collectively known as our microbiome. Every bit as vital as our heart, lungs, or even brain, a healthy and diverse collection of microbes can help protect against some of the biggest health threats around, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, irritable… Read More »

UK’s coronavirus science advice won’t be published until pandemic ends

By David Adam Patrick Vallance (centre) is the UK’s chief scientific adviserIan Davidson/Alamy Live News Key scientific data and advice the UK government is using to guide its covid-19 response won’t be published until the pandemic ends. Documents used to make decisions and the minutes of meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE)… Read More »

From ‘living’ cement to medicine-delivering biofilms, biologists remake the material world – Science Magazine

Engineered microbes tailor-made this biofilm (green), shown on a glass bead. NEEL JOSHI By Robert F. ServiceFeb. 18, 2020 , 1:50 PM The bricks in Wil Srubar’s lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, aren’t just alive, they’re reproducing. They are churned out by bacteria that convert sand, nutrients, and other feedstocks into a form… Read More »

First peanut allergy treatment gains backing from FDA advisory panel – Science Magazine

By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelSep. 13, 2019 , 5:15 PM After 8 hours of contentious discussion, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today endorsed the effectiveness of a first-of-its-kind peanut allergy treatment. By a seven-to-two vote, the panel concluded that the treatment, known as AR101, can reduce allergic reactions from accidental exposure to… Read More »