Tag: microbiome

  • Cyborg doctors in a pill, jet stream stuck in traffic, new Zika test: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Cyborg pill used to monitor health Scientists have created a hybrid biological-electronic system to detect biomarkers in the body, a breakthrough that could make medical diagnosis easier, faster, and more precise. They call the technology the Ingestible Micro-Bio-Electronic Device,…

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  • Junk news series wrap, close asteroid flyby, microbiome connected to MS: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Junk news series comes to a close This week, we aired the final installment of our four part series shedding light on the murky world of junk news for the PBS NewsHour. Producer Cameron Hickey and I began our…

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  • Smart bats, portable brain scans, microbiome under fire: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Quarter of human drugs disrupt microbiome Scientists reported the results of a large study this week that tested the effects over 1,000 pharmaceutical drugs on the gut microbiome–the bacterial buddies that live symbiotically with us. The more we learn,…

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  • Quarter of human drugs disrupt gut microbiome, study finds. Is this breeding superbugs? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Quarter of human drugs disrupt gut microbiome, study finds. Is this breeding superbugs?

    I’ve got a gut feeling this one is going to interest you. New findings show that about a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs have side effects impacting the growth of at least one species in the gut microbiome–the bacteria that live in our gut. This could be the first steps down a new avenue for studying…

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