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How does quinoa affect the gut microbiome of men?

Although a high intake of whole grain foods reduces the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers, the underlying mechanism behind this occurrence is unclear. Whole grain foods tend to be healthier due to…

Investigating the evidence of synthetic origins of SARS-CoV-2

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers investigated whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) originated naturally from an animal-to-human spillover or synthetically during coronavirus (CoV) research experiments. Study: Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin…

Scientists develop a model human gut microbiome

A team of US-based scientists has developed a novel bacterial community comprising 119 microbial species naturally found in the human body. The study is published in the journal Cell.  Study: Design, construction, and in vivo augmentation of a complex gut…