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There’s a Breast Microbiome, and It’s Different in Women with Breast Cancer

Among the most popular topics in biology in recent years is the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms inside and outside our bodies that outnumber our own cells by as much as three-to-one. Much of the news on this topic has been about the colony of bacteria deep in your gut; scientists believe that the mix may contribute to all sorts of medical conditions ranging from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder, to anxiety. Now it looks like the microbiomes in other parts of our bodies…

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There’s a Breast Microbiome, and It’s Different in Women with Breast Cancer

Among the most popular topics in biology in recent years is the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms inside and outside our bodies that outnumber our own cells by as much as three-to-one. Much of the news on this topic has been about the colony of bacteria deep in your gut; scientists believe that the mix may contribute to all sorts of medical conditions ranging from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder, to anxiety. Now it looks like the microbiomes in other parts of our bodies…

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Obese and Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study. The study finds gut microbiota or gut flora is closely related to fat distribution in children and teenagers. “Our findings show children and teenagers with obesity have a different composition of gut flora than lean youth,” said Nicola Santoro, Researcher at the Yale University in Connecticut, US. “This suggests that targeted modifications to the specific species composing the human microbiota could be developed and could help…

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Symptoms of Dengue Fever and How it is Different From Regular Flu

Dengue in India Dengue has become, in recent years, an annual scare during the monsoon season in India. It is not uncommon to find newspapers and television channels full of stories on Dengue’s rising incidences. The statistics are equally concerning. In 2014, there were 40,571 reported cases of Dengue in India and 137 subsequent deaths. This number rose sharply in 2015, to 99,913 reported cases and 220 deaths. This year, the situation is as grim. In Delhi itself, 171 cases have already been reported, the highest in five years, with…

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How is yogurt different from curd?

You’re not alone if you have ever wondered, “What’s the difference between yogurt and curd?” We have seen how yogurt’s popularity as a diet food has skyrocketed recently and one may wonder what all the fuss is about. For starters, it is a prevalent myth, what curd is to India, yogurt is to west. Though both the products differ by a fine line, the basic difference lies in its method of preparation and also the beneficial bacterial strains that kick start the fermentation of milk. Presently yogurt is the most…

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