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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Gut bacteria may affect the success of cancer treatments

Gut bacteria may affect the success of cancer treatments | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Bacteria in the gut have been shown to help or hinder cancer treatments in mice – diet changes or probiotics could be used to improve therapies
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Study confirms safe doses of cocoa flavanols for supplements & fortified products

Study confirms safe doses of cocoa flavanols for supplements & fortified products | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Consuming up to two grams per day of cocoa flavanols for 12 weeks is well tolerated in healthy men and women, says a new study from scientists from Mars Inc. and the University of California, Davis.
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Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus

Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungus
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Childhood microbiome shows distinct & functional differences to adult gut

Childhood microbiome shows distinct & functional differences to adult gut | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The gut microbiome of pre-adolescents has distinct differences to the adult microbiome, says a new study from Texas that may enhance the development and efficacy of childhood microbiome interventions.
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You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint

You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The unique cloud follows you wherever you go—and could ID you in a crowd
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Why the digestive system and its bacteria are a 'second brain'

Why the digestive system and its bacteria are a 'second brain' | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Can the bacteria in our gut really influence our mental health? A growing number of scientists say yes—and they're warning us not to ignore digestive issues any more. All in the Mind explores the intricate relationship between the gut microbiome and the brain. Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis report.
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Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends | Quanta Magazine

Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends |  Quanta Magazine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new theory suggests that cooperation between a host and its microbes may be a significant evolutionary force.
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What does the term microbiome mean? And where did it come from? A bit of a surprise ..

What does the term microbiome mean? And where did it come from? A bit of a surprise .. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Microbiome is such a hot term these days.  And one key question many ask is "what does it mean?"  A related question is - "where did the term come from?" I tried to tackle this many years ago on my...
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The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets

The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers investigating the types of microbes found in foods from different dietary patterns have questioned whether the bacteria in our foods plays a role in the structure and function of our gut microbiota. 
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Home Microbiome Project announces results of study on household microbes

Home Microbiome Project announces results of study on household microbes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A person's home is their castle, and they populate it with their own subjects: millions and millions of bacteria.

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Microbiota influences impact of dietary strategies for blood sugar: Study

Microbiota influences impact of dietary strategies for blood sugar: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
People with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut, a new study in Cell Metabolism reveals.
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Chocolate market to exceed $26bn by 2018: Packaged Facts

Chocolate market to exceed $26bn by 2018: Packaged Facts | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.
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What's the deal with the gut microbiome? (video)

What's the deal with the gut microbiome? (video) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists call the trillions of microorganisms inhabiting the human body the microbiome, and it's one of the hottest topics in research these days. Over the past decade, researchers have learned a lot about the genetics of these microorganisms and the molecules they produce, for better or worse. In this week's Speaking of Chemistry, host Matt Davenport talks with Harvard University researcher Emily Balskus, Ph.D., about the next big things our gut can tell us.
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Root microbiome engineering improves plant growth

Root microbiome engineering improves plant growth | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Humans have been breeding crops until they're bigger and more nutritious since the early days of agriculture, but genetic manipulation isn't the only way to give plants a boost. In a review paper in Trends in Microbiology, two integrative biologists present how it is possible to engineer the plant soil microbiome to improve plant growth. These artificially selected microbiomes, which can also be selected in animals, can then be passed on from parents to offspring.
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Gut bacteria play vital role in benefits and harms of different fats: Mouse data

Gut bacteria play vital role in benefits and harms of different fats: Mouse data | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The impact of different dietary fats on our health may be mediated by the changes the cause in our gut bacteria ecosystem, according to new research. 
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Unlocking the mysteries of the microbiome, with better software and statistics

Unlocking the mysteries of the microbiome, with better software and statistics | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Advances in the field of statistics and statistical software for modelling the microbiome are helping to unlock even more of its mysteries, say researchers behind the new metagenomics tools.
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[Tome] | Plants Communicate Using An Internet Of Fungus - TIMEWHEEL

[Tome] | Plants Communicate Using An Internet Of Fungus - TIMEWHEEL | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
TIMEWHEEL is an artistic collective, audiovisual studio and blog.
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Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health

Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
While probiotics receive more attention, key fibers remain the workhorses in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome
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Sorry, your gut bacteria are not the answer to all your health problems

Sorry, your gut bacteria are not the answer to all your health problems | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
We're told that tweaks to the microbiome can cure everything from allergies to Ebola. Not exactly, say experts.
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Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

No one really knows which foods benefit our microbiomes. But eating more fiber might not hurt. (RT @NPRFood: Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome?


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:48 PM

Consuming fresh leafy vegetables, as well as fermented ones, such as sauerkraut and kimchi (without sugar or corn syrup) regularly has proven to be very beneficial to me to maintain a well functioning microbiome.