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The Best Microbiome Articles of 2017

2017 has been another big year for microbiome research. Not only is funding at an all-time high but the shift from 16S to whole-genome sequencing means that we are able to deduce the role it plays in health more effectively.

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The Case and Need for a Digital Health Ecosystem

The current healthcare climate is on the brink of a long overdue makeover. The clinical research industry has been increasingly plagued by a resistance to change and is subsequently feeling the pain of this reluctance to modify its approach. Indicative of this trend are the rising prices of drug and medical device development, declining patient retention and adherence in clinical research, mounting administrative burdens, and exponentially growing expenses for clinical research that are unsustainable.

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The Challenge of Accurately Performing Skin Microbiome Metagenomic Studies

The human skin is densely colonised with a complex microbial community (1). Microbes are a part of the skin barrier that, combined with  innate immunity, keeps the balance essential to maintaining healthy skin (2). Recent and independent research projects strongly suggested that human skin microbiota is of a major importance for human health and could be targeted to improve the skin health.

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Gut Flora and the Development of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, affecting 10-15% of adults.(1) Abdominal pain, alterations of bowel habits; bloating and flatulence; straining and urgency are all common symptoms.(1)

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The Oral Microbiome is Critical in Understanding Health and Disease – Part 2

Last week’s blog gave an overview of the oral microbiome. In part two, the focus is on dysbiosis and associated illness.

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The Oral Microbiome is Critical in Understanding Health and Disease

New understanding of the microbiome is changing ideas about health and is pertinent to our thinking about the role of the oral microbiome in systemic disease. This article gives an overview of the oral microbiome, while next week’s will focus on dysbiosis and associated illness.

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Yesterday 150 Species Became Extinct

More accurately, between 150 and 200 species of plant, insect, bird or mammal go extinct every day.

These species are ones that we can see. We have no idea what the global extinction rate is for microbes and very few people have even thought about it.

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Taking on the Cum Hoc and Post Hoc fallacies in Microbiome

“We need a shift from correlation to causation to support further progress,” says Weizmann Institute of Science’s Eran Elinav, echoing a widely espoused sentiment in the microbiome space. “We spent the first decade finding associations of microbiota with different clinical indications, but now we are discovering that only some of these are phenotypes that are caused by changed microbiota,” adds Elinav who is also scientific co-founder of Israel-based BiomX and DayTwo.

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