Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s a quick roundup of wonderful words about our bacterial friends. Click the bold text to read more:
- The head of Google Ventures showcases 8 emerging technologies that could revolutionize the life sciences. Next-Generation Antibiotics and Understanding The Microbiome both made the list.
- Putting foreign objects into your body tends to have an impact. But what about contact lenses? Brand new research shows that contact lenses can not only shift the eye microbiome but may be associated with more frequent eye infections.
- Older adults who have a hospital stay are more likely to develop sepsis after they leave. This is especially true if they are being treated for a C. difficile infection. The implication is that hospitals could be disrupting the patients’ microbiome, with negative effects.
- Italian researchers have discovered that people who are obese actually have different bacteria in their saliva. This microbiome difference may contribute to obese people not being able to smell their food as intensely, which may influence their food choices.
- And here’s one just for fun. It turns out that bacteria grow significantly faster when they listen to Indian classical music. Who knew?
Thanks for reading with us today!