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New study links fiber intake to PTSD

By Danielle Masterson

The famous quote by Greek physician Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” is true—at least according to Canadian researchers.

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Research team designs novel Microbiome Search Engine 2

By Danielle Masterson

When it comes to large-scale mining of microbiome data sets, the process can be complicated, tedious, and downright overwhelming. Given the large volume of data, it is difficult to relate a new microbiome sample to the huge number of existing microbiome...

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Genome skimming approach shows promise in paper comparing DNA techniques

By Hank Schultz

FDA scientists have advanced the state of the art in the use of DNA identification techniques in a paper focusing on the verification of echinacea supplements. A gene skimming approach tested in the study showed promise over the up-to-now benchmark DNA...

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We need to address infant gut deficiency now, researchers warn

By Danielle Masterson

Initially thought to play a limited role, evidence shows the gut microbiome performs essential duties related to digestion and metabolism, immune system development and neurotransmitter production that affect behavior and cognitive function—from the moment...

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