Microbiome: what if obesity is contagious?

WORLD: When people get sick, their microbiome can change. For which diseases is this particularly noticeable? Finlay: Microbial changes are associated not only with obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic intestinal inflammation, but also with certain types of cancer, asthma and neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and especially Parkinson’s. WORLD: They now say: […]

Worms, microbes and wastes that resurrect soils | Science

The dumping of Aznalcóllar (Seville), which will turn 22 on April 25, is one of the largest mining accidents in the world. The fracture of a raft spilled 4.5 million cubic meters of toxic sludge on some 5,000 hectares of agricultural land, the area equivalent to almost four times the city of Cádiz. A study […]