The Human Microbiome in Early Life

The Human Microbiome in Early Life
Author: Omry Koren,Samuli Rautava
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN 10: 0128180986
ISBN 13: 9780128180983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Microbiome in Early Life Book Review:

The Human Microbiome in Early Life: Implications to Health and Disease presents recent research advances that have highlighted the significance of early life, possibly beginning before birth, in the establishment of both the microbiome and its role in health and disease. The book reviews current knowledge on the origins of the human microbiota in early life, presents exposures which may disturb normal microbial colonization, and covers their implications to the risk of disease. Finally, emerging means to modify the early human microbiome to improve health are discussed. Examines the timeline of the human microbiome, from before conception to infancy, with an emphasis on clinical implications Evaluates the effort to understand not only the composition but also the origin of the microbiome Proves the emerging means to modify the human microbiome and particularly ‘the first 1000 days of life’ improve human health and prevent disease Generates resources to facilitate characterization of the human microbiota to further our understanding of how the microbiome impacts human health and disease

The Developing Microbiome

The Developing Microbiome
Author: Erika Chiong Claud
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 0128206179
ISBN 13: 9780128206171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Developing Microbiome Book Review:

The Developing Microbiome: Lessons from Early Life focuses on the establishment of the microbiome in early life, exposing it as a key mediator of diseases and health throughout the lifecycle. The content presents a comprehensive view of the status of the field and draws real-world correlations to health and disease states. It collates the significant research being done in the pediatric microbiome research space and bridges the knowledge gap showing the factors that impact health and disease states throughout the lifecycle. Finally, it offers knowledge on how the microbiome is and can be manipulated to promote change. This is a perfect reference for both researchers and clinical scientists who are interested in the role of the infant microbiome in health and disease, as well as gastroenterologists and pediatricians looking to affect change in their patients. Provides comprehensive coverage of the factors that influence microbiome development Links research in pediatric patients to later life stages Examines increasing evidence on the impact of the microbiome beyond the gut


Author: Takuya Abe,Simon A. Levin,Masahiko Higashi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 146121906X
ISBN 13: 9781461219064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Book Review:

Despite acknowledgment that loss of living diversity is an international biological crisis, the ecological causes and consequences of extinction have not yet been widely addressed. In honor of Edward O. Wilson, winner of the 1993 International Prize for Biology, an international group of distinguished biologists bring ecological, evolutionary, and management perspectives to the issue of biodiversity. The roles of ecosystem processes, community structure and population dynamics are considered in this book. The goal, as Wilson writes in his introduction, is "to assemble concepts that unite the disciplines of systematics and ecology, and in so doing to create a sound scientific basis for the future management of biodiversity."

The Human Microbiome Diet and Health

The Human Microbiome  Diet  and Health
Author: Food Forum,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2013-02-27
ISBN 10: 030926586X
ISBN 13: 9780309265867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Microbiome Diet and Health Book Review:

The Food Forum convened a public workshop on February 22-23, 2012, to explore current and emerging knowledge of the human microbiome, its role in human health, its interaction with the diet, and the translation of new research findings into tools and products that improve the nutritional quality of the food supply. The Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health: Workshop Summary summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. Over the two day workshop, several themes covered included: The microbiome is integral to human physiology, health, and disease. The microbiome is arguably the most intimate connection that humans have with their external environment, mostly through diet. Given the emerging nature of research on the microbiome, some important methodology issues might still have to be resolved with respect to undersampling and a lack of causal and mechanistic studies. Dietary interventions intended to have an impact on host biology via their impact on the microbiome are being developed, and the market for these products is seeing tremendous success. However, the current regulatory framework poses challenges to industry interest and investment.

Let Them Eat Dirt

Let Them Eat Dirt
Author: B. Brett Finlay,Marie-Claire Arrietta
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1771642556
ISBN 13: 9781771642552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let Them Eat Dirt Book Review:

Our over-sanitized world threatens children’s health, but parents can change their environment into one where they’ll thrive. Babies and young kids are being raised in surroundings that are increasingly cleaner, more hyper hygienic, and more disinfected than ever before. As a result, the beneficial bacteria in their bodies is being altered, promoting conditions and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and autism. As Let Them Eat Dirt shows, there is much that parents can do about this, including breastfeeding if possible, getting a dog, and avoiding antibiotics unless necessary—and yes, it is OK to let kids get a bit dirty.

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease
Author: Dirk Haller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN 10: 3319905457
ISBN 13: 9783319905457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease Book Review:

The book provides an overview on how the gut microbiome contributes to human health. The readers will get profound knowledge on the connection between intestinal microbiota and immune defense systems. The tools of choice to study the ecology of these highly-specialized microorganism communities such as high-throughput sequencing and metagenomic mining will be presented. In addition the most common diseases associated to the composition of the gut flora are discussed in detail. The book will address researchers, clinicians and advanced students working in biomedicine, microbiology and immunology.

Environmental Chemicals the Human Microbiome and Health Risk

Environmental Chemicals  the Human Microbiome  and Health Risk
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiome
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 0309468698
ISBN 13: 9780309468695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Chemicals the Human Microbiome and Health Risk Book Review:

A great number of diverse microorganisms inhabit the human body and are collectively referred to as the human microbiome. Until recently, the role of the human microbiome in maintaining human health was not fully appreciated. Today, however, research is beginning to elucidate associations between perturbations in the human microbiome and human disease and the factors that might be responsible for the perturbations. Studies have indicated that the human microbiome could be affected by environmental chemicals or could modulate exposure to environmental chemicals. Environmental Chemicals, the Human Microbiome, and Health Risk presents a research strategy to improve our understanding of the interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiome and the implications of those interactions for human health risk. This report identifies barriers to such research and opportunities for collaboration, highlights key aspects of the human microbiome and its relation to health, describes potential interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiome, reviews the risk-assessment framework and reasons for incorporating chemicalâ€"microbiome interactions.

Microbiota in health and disease from pregnancy to childhood

Microbiota in health and disease  from pregnancy to childhood
Author: Pamela D. Browne,Eric Claassen,Michael D. Cabana
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 9086868398
ISBN 13: 9789086868391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiota in health and disease from pregnancy to childhood Book Review:

This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the vital relationship between human microbiota and infant and child health. Renowned clinical-experimental experts in this field discuss the development of microbiota during early life and review the environmental inputs that affect the developing infant’s gut microbiota, such as early diet and (postnatal) medical interventions. They further describe the interplay between gut microbiota and functional systems of the body, from the immune system to the central nervous system. The book discusses a range of infant and childhood diseases that are associated with microbial changes or dysbiosis, such as gastrointestinal disorders, allergic diseases, autoimmune disorders and respiratory disorders. Additionally mechanisms by which microbial dysbiosis may influence behaviour in infants are discussed. Other topics include the use of current tools in molecular microbiology for microbiota-related research and clinical practice. In the management of particular paediatric disorders, the potential of microbial manipulation with pre- and probiotics during infancy and childhood is increasingly being investigated. This book presents the evidence supporting their use in practice and reviews safety aspects. Microbiota in health and disease: from pregnancy to childhood has the ambition to provide the reader with an overview of the most recent and stunning advances in the field of infant and child microbiota and their role in health, disease and prevention. As such, it is an excellent resource for health care professionals, students and researchers in the field of life sciences.

Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes
Author: Martin Blaser
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1443420255
ISBN 13: 9781443420259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missing Microbes Book Review:

A critical call to arms about the harmful effects of some of our most revered modern medical practices. Welcome to the wilds of the microbiome, where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have co-existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the equilibrium and health of our bodies. But now this invisible Eden is under assault. Our overreliance on medical advances such as antibiotics and Cesarean sections is threatening the extinction of these irreplaceable microbes and leading to severe health problems. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser goes back to the discovery of antibiotics, which ushered in a golden age of medicine, and traces how our subsequent overuse of these supposed wonder drugs has left its mark on our systems and contributed to the rise of what Blaser calls our modern plagues: obesity, asthma, allergies, diabetes and certain forms of cancer. Blaser's studies suggest that antibiotic use during early childhood poses the greatest risk to long-term health; alarmingly, American children receive on average seventeen courses of antibiotics before they are twenty years old. His studies also suggest that C-sections deprive babies of important contact with their mothers' microbiomes. Taking us into the lab to explain his groundbreaking studies, Blaser not only provides elegant support for his theories but guides us toward avoiding even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

The Gut Brain Axis

The Gut Brain Axis
Author: Niall Hyland,Catherine Stanton
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 0128025441
ISBN 13: 9780128025444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gut Brain Axis Book Review:

The Gut-Brain Axis: Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota examines the potential for microbial manipulation as a therapeutic avenue in central nervous system disorders in which an altered microbiota has been implicated, and explores the mechanisms, sometimes common, by which the microbiota may contribute to such disorders. Focuses on specific areas in which the microbiota has been implicated in gut-brain communication Examines common mechanisms and pathways by which the microbiota may influence brain and behavior Identifies novel therapeutic strategies targeted toward the microbiota in the management of brain activity and behavior

Human Microbiome Symbiosis to Pathogenesis

Human Microbiome  Symbiosis to Pathogenesis
Author: Learn-Han Lee,Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib,Sunny Hei Wong,Siok-Fong Chin,Vishal Singh
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN 10: 2889666239
ISBN 13: 9782889666232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Microbiome Symbiosis to Pathogenesis Book Review:

Patterns and Processes of Community Assembly in the Human Microbiome

Patterns and Processes of Community Assembly in the Human Microbiome
Author: Daniel David Sprockett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1111199517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns and Processes of Community Assembly in the Human Microbiome Book Review:

The following dissertation presents an overview of host-associated microbial community assembly, focusing on the question: How do you acquire your microbiome, and what determines how it develops and matures over time? Chapter 1 highlights selected concepts in the fields of ecology, microbiology, and immunology that provide context to the subsequent chapters of this dissertation. Chapter 2 provides a conceptual overview of how the timing and order of colonization can impact assembly of the microbiome in early life -- as a phenomenon known as priority effects. I also highlight the importance of both maternal and non-maternal sources of infant-colonizing microbes, and examine factors that may alter assembly patterns, including regional or cultural differences in infant care associated behaviors (ICABs). Chapter 3 details the process of community assembly in a large cohort of indigenous Bolivians called the Tsimane people. I applied a neutral model of community assembly and estimated the relative importance of stochastic dispersal during assembly. I then further used this model to place Tsimane infants in a global context through a comparative analysis with two other large infant populations from Bangladesh and Finland. Finally, I identified microbes that are changing in response to large-scale societal changes experienced by the Tsimane, including increased market access, and speculated on the consequences that these shifts may have on traditional modes of infant colonization. Chapter 4 identifies heritable features of the oral microbiome and oral metabolome using saliva samples collected from the TwinsUK cohort. I report that the saliva of monozygotic twin pairs harbor more similar microbial communities and metabolites, on average, than do dizygotic twins, which is consistent with the hypothesis that there is an affect of host genetics on the oral microbiome and metabolome. I also identified a wide range of heritable bacterial taxa and metabolites present in human saliva using two different statistical approaches for quantifying heritability, Falconer's Heritability (H2) and the A.C.E. model of heritability. A network analysis of the microbial co-occurrence patterns revealed that the majority of species interactions in adult saliva were positive, and that there is also a positive correlation between the heritably of a microbe and the number of positive ecological interactions it participates in with other microbes. Finally, I observed that the three most abundant and prevalent Absconditabacteriales (SR1) ASVs had linear correlations and strong positive associations with Prevotella shahii and Alloprevotella, suggesting that these bacterial taxa may be candidate symbiotic partners of Absconditabacteriales, a highly heritable and prevalent clade in the Candidate Phyla Radiation. Chapter 5 characterizes the effects of dual antibiotic administration of metronidazole and azithromycin versus the standard of care, metronidazole alone, in a randomized controlled trial using a large, multinational cohort of children with Crohn's Disease. We report variable effects of the dual vs. single antibiotics on the gut microbiome, and somewhat limited associations with disease remission or treatment outcome. However, we did observe that the microbiome configurations from patients who went into remission were significantly different between the antibiotic treatment regimens, suggesting that there is no single "remission compatible" microbiome, a finding which should inform the design of future clinical studies. Chapter 6 summarizes what I've learned through the course of this work, and highlights some areas that I think are deserving of more attention in the coming years.

The Whole Body Microbiome

The Whole Body Microbiome
Author: B. Brett Finlay OC, PhD,Jessica M. Finlay PhD
Publsiher: Douglas & McIntyre
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-02-02
ISBN 10: 1771622210
ISBN 13: 9781771622219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole Body Microbiome Book Review:

Science has made huge leaps in prolonging life through disease prevention and treatment, but microbiologist Brett Finlay and gerontologist Jessica Finlay offer a different—and truly revolutionary—approach to the quest for the fountain of youth. Microbes are the oldest and smallest forms of life on earth, and encompass bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and other microscopic organisms. While some bacteria and viruses can make us sick, normally we coexist peacefully with microbes. In fact, they are essential to our everyday health. Microbes help break down food in the digestive tract, support immune function and protect us from the pathogens we come into contact with on a daily basis. Our well-being is intimately tied to the microbes that surround us—on our cellphones, kitchen sponges, houseplants, pets and desks. In this groundbreaking volume, the authors present current and emerging research on microbial interventions for the full gamut of age-related conditions, from sun spots and wrinkles to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, osteoporosis, menopause, chronic inflammation and more. The good news is that simple changes to nutrition and lifestyle can promote the right kind of microbial exposure, to improve health whether we’re eighteen or eighty. Incorporating interviews with leading microbiologists, scientific researchers and medical professionals, and with a compelling and proactive approach to cutting-edge science, The Whole-Body Microbiome will appeal to anyone looking to grow old as healthfully and gracefully as possible.

Welcome to the Microbiome

Welcome to the Microbiome
Author: Rob DeSalle,Susan L. Perkins
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300208405
ISBN 13: 9780300208405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to the Microbiome Book Review:

Inspired by an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, explores microbes and their implications for modern science and medicine.


Author: Jan Gordeladze
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN 10: 953512997X
ISBN 13: 9789535129974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adiposity Book Review:

This book is the second in a series of two, featuring the Adiposity - Omics and Molecular Understanding, serving as an introduction to modern views on how the adipocytes are reciprocally interacting with organ systems in order to explain the biology of the body's fat cells and how they are integrated with other organ systems, like muscle cells and the liver, in order to control the lipid metabolism in our bodies, to finally preserve a positive balance between white and brown/beige adipocyte tissues (WAT and BAT). The understanding of the "omics" of obesity will therefore enable clinicians and researchers to better pursue the untoward incidents of metabolic deviations from a defined and health-bringing homeostasis, with fully responding WAT and BAT, being able to preserve a healthy balance between fat-producing and fat-metabolizing tissues for the benefit of the host, and thus longevity (optimal health with healthy, well-functioning organ systems) throughout a lifetime.

Epigenetic Epidemiology

Epigenetic Epidemiology
Author: Karin B. Michels
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-01-02
ISBN 10: 9400724950
ISBN 13: 9789400724952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetic Epidemiology Book Review:

The exploding field of epigenetics is challenging the dogma of traditional Mendelian inheritance. Epigenetics plays an important role in shaping who we are and contributes to our prospects of health and disease. While early epigenetic research focused on plant and animal models and in vitro experiments, population-based epidemiologic studies increasingly incorporate epigenetic components. The relevance of epigenetic marks, such as DNA methylation, genomic imprinting, and histone modification for disease causation has yet to be fully explored. This book covers the basic concepts of epigenetic epidemiology, discusses challenges in study design, analysis, and interpretation, epigenetic laboratory techniques, the influence of of age and environmental factors on shaping the epigenome, the role of epigenetics in the developmental origins hypothesis, and provides the state of the art on the epigenetic epidemiology of various health conditions including childhood syndromes, cancer, infectious diseases, inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders, and atherosclerosis. With contributions from: Peter Jones, Jean-Pierre Issa, Gavin Kelsey, Robert Waterland, and many other experts in epigenetics!

The Human Microbiota and Chronic Disease

The Human Microbiota and Chronic Disease
Author: Luigi Nibali,Brian Henderson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 1118982878
ISBN 13: 9781118982877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Microbiota and Chronic Disease Book Review:

Microbiota-associated pathology can be a direct result of changes in general bacterial composition, such as might be found in periodontitis and bacterial vaginosis, and/or as the result of colonization and/or overgrowth of so called keystone species. The disruption in the composition of the normal human microbiota, or dysbiosis, plays an integral role in human health and human disease. The Human Microbiota and Human Chronic Disease: Dysbioses as a Cause of Human Pathology discusses the role of the microbiota in maintaining human health. The text introduces the reader to the biology of microbial dysbiosis and its potential role in both bacterial disease and in idiopathic chronic disease states. Divided into five sections, the text delineates the concept of the human bacterial microbiota with particular attention being paid to the microbiotae of the gut, oral cavity and skin. A key methodology for exploring the microbiota, metagenomics, is also described. The book then shows the reader the cellular, molecular and genetic complexities of the bacterial microbiota, its myriad connections with the host and how these can maintain tissue homeostasis. Chapters then consider the role of dysbioses in human disease states, dealing with two of the commonest bacterial diseases of humanity – periodontitis and bacterial vaginosis. The composition of some, if not all microbiotas can be controlled by the diet and this is also dealt with in this section. The discussion moves on to the major ‘idiopathic’ diseases afflicting humans, and the potential role that dysbiosis could play in their induction and chronicity. The book then concludes with the therapeutic potential of manipulating the microbiota, introducing the concepts of probiotics, prebiotics and the administration of healthy human faeces (faecal microbiota transplantation), and then hypothesizes as to the future of medical treatment viewed from a microbiota-centric position. Provides an introduction to dysbiosis, or a disruption in the composition of the normal human microbiota Explains how microbiota-associated pathology and other chronic diseases can result from changes in general bacterial composition Explores the relationship humans have with their microbiota, and its significance in human health and disease Covers host genetic variants and their role in the composition of human microbial biofilms, integral to the relationship between human health and human disease Authored and edited by leaders in the field, The Human Microbiota and Human Chronic Disease will be an invaluable resource for clinicians, pathologists, immunologists, cell and molecular biologists, biochemists, and system biologists studying cellular and molecular bases of human diseases.

The Human Superorganism

The Human Superorganism
Author: Rodney Dietert, PhD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1101983914
ISBN 13: 9781101983911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Superorganism Book Review:

"Eyeopening... Fascinating... may presage a paradigm shift in medicine.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Teeming with information and big ideas... Outstanding.” —Booklist (starred review) The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. The Human Superorganism makes a sweeping, paradigm-shifting argument. It demolishes two fundamental beliefs that have blinkered all medical thinking until very recently: 1) Humans are better off as pure organisms free of foreign microbes; and 2) the human genome is the key to future medical advances. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been there for centuries supporting our ancestors. They comprise as much as 90 percent of the cells in and on our bodies—a staggering percentage! More than a thousand species of them live inside us, on our skin, and on our very eyelashes. Yet we have now significantly reduced their power and in doing so have sparked an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases—which now account for 63 percent of all human deaths. Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans. The story that Dietert tells of where the new biology comes from, how it works, and the ways in which it affects your life is fascinating, authoritative, and revolutionary. Dietert identifies foods that best serve you, the superorganism; not new fad foods but ancient foods that have made sense for millennia. He explains protective measures against unsafe chemicals and drugs. He offers an empowering self-care guide and the blueprint for a revolution in public health. We are not what we have been taught. Each of us is a superorganism. The best path to a healthy life is through recognizing that profound truth.

10 Human

10  Human
Author: Alanna Collen
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 0062346008
ISBN 13: 9780062346001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Human Book Review:

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony. Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them. In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases—obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer—have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes. Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the Human Genome Project are illuminated by this new science. And the good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen's book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. It is science writing at its most relevant: life—and your body—will never seem the same again.

The Human Microbiome

The Human Microbiome
Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 151241140X
ISBN 13: 9781512411409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Microbiome Book Review:

Trillions and trillions of microbial cells live on and inside your body. A small number of these microbes are unhealthy germs. But most belong on your body and perform essential jobs. Microbes help digest your food, protect you from dangerous germs, and help your body fight disease. Using techniques such as DNA sequencing, scientists are uncovering the many secrets of the human microbiome. Scientists are learning how the foods we eat and the medicines we take, such as microbe-killing antibiotics, can affect the bugs in our bodies. They are learning more and more about this system that keeps us healthy and how we can protect it in return.