In 2007 the Human Microbiome Project was launched by NIH. After the successful mapping of the human genome by NIH’s Human Genome Project, the next logical genetic mapping, relevant to human health, was thought to be the mapping of the human microbiome.
This past June 2012, in Nature, the Human Microbiome Project came out with the first part of the reports on their five years of research into the human microbiome. In an introductory piece, entitled Learning about who we are, Dr. David Relman (from the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University) proclaimed:
Two HMP studies are in this issue, one by Huttenhower et al entitle, Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human mirobiome, and the other by Methe’ et al, Human gut microbiome viewed across age and geography. These together with 15 other papers, published simultaneously elsewhere, comprise the first reports of the HMP consortium research groups.
Two hundred and forty-two healthy adults in the US had three samples taken from 15 sites for men and 18 sites for women, over a period of 22 months, generating a total of 11,174 samples. Through metagenomic analysis of these samples they were able to determine the following:
There is obviouly much, much more to say, but right now I want to stop and say,
Both Dohrea and I wish for you the very best on this Thanksgiving Holiday!
The BioImmersion Synbiotic Formulas are the Original Synbiotic formula, the Beta-Glucan Synbiotic Formula, the Triple Berry Probiotic Formula, the High ORAC Synbiotic Formula, the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula, the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula and the No. 7 Systemic Booster.They represent the following strains: L. bulgaricus ATCC pending, DUP 14073, L. helveticus ATCC 7994, L. casei ATCC 393, B. infantis ATCC 15697, B. longum ATCC 15707, L. acidophillus ATCC 4356, S. thermophillus ATCC 19258, L. plantarum ATCC 8014 and L. rhamnosus ATCC 7469.
Next week we will get into the research on the different strains, relative to human health.
The Last Quiz Answer:
This creature immerging from the sandis a Sahara Chameleon. There are approximately 80 living species of chameleons, all but four living in Africa. The largest is the size of a domestic cat, the smallest at about the length of two short fingernails.
They are famous for their projectile tongues, independent eye movement, preheensile tail and grasping feet. When they spot an insect, their usual prey, they rock back and forth adjusting their position for maximal striking accuracy—dinner is served.
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Last week at this time there was the 24 hour continuous broadcast over the internet from around the world called the Dirty Climate Report. The theme was dirty energy makes for a dirty climate. Click here now on this link: Climate Reality Project.org. It’s not too late to add your voice!!!
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