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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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A rallying call for microbiome science national data management

A rallying call for microbiome science national data management | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In a paper published online May 16, 2016, in Trends in Microbiology, researchers from the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute call for the formation of a National Microbiome Data Center to efficiently manage the datasets accumulated globally. By integrating and harnessing all available microbiome data and metadata, researchers could conduct larger-scale comparative analyses in order to address global challenges related to energy, environment, health and agriculture.
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Guess What? You're a Superorganism. | JSTOR Daily

Guess What? You're a Superorganism. | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The White House has announced the "microbiome moonshot" – a push to understand the human microbiome.
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Gut microbiome able to ‘pass on’ disease, study suggests

Gut microbiome able to ‘pass on’ disease, study suggests | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Gut bacteria implicated in the onset of obesity are able to survive outside the human body, raising suggestions this bacteria could be transferred from person to person, a study has suggested.
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British crowdsourced project maps 2000+ microbiomes (and counting)

British crowdsourced project maps 2000+ microbiomes (and counting) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A British crowdsourced and funded microbiome project is building data that will accompany a US version as global efforts to build microbiome knowledge mount.
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Red wine may offer heart protection by altering gut microbiome: Study

Red wine may offer heart protection by altering gut microbiome: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A compound found in red wine may reduce the risk of heart disease by changing the gut microbiome, according to a study.
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New plant: Microorganism symbiosis discovered

New plant: Microorganism symbiosis discovered | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a symbiotic association between an endophytic fungus and the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which could lead to a more sustainable agriculture.
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Reduction in dietary diversity impacts richness of human gut microbiota

Reduction in dietary diversity impacts richness of human gut microbiota | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Changes in farming practices over the last 50 years have resulted in decreased agro-diversity which, in turn, has resulted in decreased dietary diversity. The significant impact of this change in dietary richness on human health is the topic of an insightful perspective in Molecular Metabolism by Mark Heiman, MicroBiome Therapeutics and Frank Greenway, Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
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How your microbiome can put you at the scene of the crime

How your microbiome can put you at the scene of the crime | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The unique mix of bacteria you leave behind wherever you go might be used to identify you
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Your gut’s trick for controlling the bacteria that live in it

Your gut’s trick for controlling the bacteria that live in it | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
How do our bodies stop gut bacteria from taking over? The first evidence shows our cells send small molecules in to interfere with their genes
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Tapping the Human Microbiome (Kavli Hangout)

Tapping the Human Microbiome (Kavli Hangout) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The human microbiome is emerging as the unexplored territory of the 21st century, with discoveries revealing the odd dependence we have on the microbes within us. Ask three leading microbiome "explorers" your questions about this emerging world in a live
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Fungi may help drought-stressed wheat

Fungi may help drought-stressed wheat | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Certain drought-stressed wheat cultivars perform better when their roots are in symbiosis with beneficial fungi, research demonstrates. Experts predict that drought stress in crops will become increasingly serious in the future. Globally, wheat yield is only 30-60 percent of its potential.
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Why Poo Transplants Are Nothing to Be Sniffed at | SciTech Connect

Why Poo Transplants Are Nothing to Be Sniffed at | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Five years in the future we could be popping capsules to cure us and reboot our healthy gut community made up of our frozen poo we stored when we were healthy.
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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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Can Microbes Heal Your Gut And Mind?

Can Microbes Heal Your Gut And Mind? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It’s been gut science week at FiveThirtyEight, an exploration of what we know about the gut, what we put into it, and what comes out of it. Two of the articles …
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Federal Microbiome Project Aims to Solve Tiny Riddles of Science

Federal Microbiome Project Aims to Solve Tiny Riddles of Science | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Obama administration and more than 100 institutions are set to announce an initiative that could advance efforts in a wide range of areas, including health and the environment.
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Resveratrol’s heart health benefits linked to gut microbiota changes

Resveratrol’s heart health benefits linked to gut microbiota changes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The potential cardiovascular benefits of resveratrol may be linked to its ability to preferentially alter the gut microbiome, suggests a new study with lab mice.
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Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity?

Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. Researchers advocate for strategically increasing dietary fiber intake as one path forward in regaining microbial biodiversity.
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Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is a most popular herbal formula in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the roots of one of the formula’s component herbs.
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Is Climate Change Putting World's Microbiomes at Risk? by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360

Is Climate Change Putting World's Microbiomes at Risk? by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360 | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers are only beginning to understand the complexities of the microbes in the earth’s soil and the role they play in fostering healthy ecosystems. Now, climate change is threatening to disrupt these microbes and the key functions they provide.
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Root Endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae Confers Plant Fitness Benefits that Are Phosphate Status Dependent: Cell

Root Endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae Confers Plant Fitness Benefits that Are Phosphate Status Dependent: Cell | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Better Living
Through Germs — re:form — Medium

Better Living Through Germs - re:form - Medium
Design for the Microbiome
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Does our Microbiome Control Us or Do We Control It?

Does our Microbiome Control Us or Do We Control It? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new analysis reveals how mice—and perhaps humans—manipulate the bugs in their GI tracts
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Microbes Added to Seeds Could Boost Crop Production

Microbes Added to Seeds Could Boost Crop Production | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers are testing more than 2,000 different microbial seed coatings on half a million test plots in the U.S.
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Will grassland soil weather a change? Grassland soil microbe communities show seasonal responses, deserve more research

Will grassland soil weather a change? Grassland soil microbe communities show seasonal responses, deserve more research | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There's more to an ecosystem than the visible plants and animals. The soil underneath is alive with vital microbes. They make sure nutrients from dead plant and animal material are broken down and made useable by other plants. This completes the process of nutrient cycling and carbon storage. Scientists are learning more about how important these microbes are. But how do changes in temperature and precipitation levels affect microbes? And will that affect carbon storage?
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The microbiome & its potential in cancer prevention

The microbiome & its potential in cancer prevention | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Conflicting results from human epidemiological studies have made it difficult to be sure whether dietary fibre offers genuine protection against colorectal cancer.
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