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    You're Probably Not Mostly Microbes

    <em>The Atlantic</em> reports that new findings by Dr. Ron Milo overturn long-held ideas about us and our microbes. The generally accepted microbe-to-person ratio was 10:1, meaning that we would be exponentially outnumbered by our bacteria. But Dr. Milo and his team have found that the proportion is more like 1:1 – and that just using the restroom can change the balance.

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    Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes and Raise the Risk of Diabetes

    On NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em>, Allison Aubrey covers the Weizmann Institute's recent study on artificial sweeteners. Scientist Dr. Eran Elinav tells her that people in the study had ""significant disturbances in their blood glucose even after short-term exposure to artificial sweeteners"" – however, he and other scientists NPR interviewed stressed the need for further research.

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    Circadian Rhythms and the Microbiome: Disrupting Daily Routine of Gut Microbes Can be Bad News for Whole Body

    <em>Salon</em> reports on findings from the lab of Prof. Eran Elinav that shows that the ""gut microbiota changes location within the gut, and changes its metabolic outputs over the span of the 24-hour day."" The story puts the research in context, explaining the role of these microbiota and their importance to our health.

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    Saccharin Solution?

    <em>The Economist</em> reports on recent research out of the Weizmann Institute revealing that ""sugar substitutes may mess with gut bacteria &ndash; causing obesity in the process."" The study, by Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal, shows that our microbiota detect artificial sweeteners, and respond to them.

  • Seeding a green need for feed

    Based on the research of Prof. Jonathan Gressel, an Israeli company is helping to solve the world's resource crises in both the energy and food sectors by using algae-based alternatives.

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    Israeli Startup DayTwo Offers Personalized Nutrition

    Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal developed a method of analyzing gut microbiota, enabling them to determine the foods that are healthier for each individual, based on how the bacteria metabolize the food. Now, as <em>Globes</em> reports, the method is being commercialized: startup DayTwo is bringing personalized nutrition home.

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    Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks

    <em>National Geographic</em> explores the research by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal showing that artificial sweeteners may be causing problems such as obesity, reporting that ""bacteria in your gut might determine whether saccharin triggers glucose intolerance.""

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Innovation, Dr. Eran Elinav

    Dr. Eran Elinav is a medical doctor as well as a scientist, which makes him ideal to conduct research on gut microbiota and how they impact our health. Dr. Elinav's groundbreaking work to date includes being able to determine how our individual bodies will react to specific foods. His research has tremendous potential for improving our everyday lives, making us fitter, healthier, and happier.

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    How Disrupting Your Gut’s Rhythm Affects Your Health

    <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> reports on “tour de force” research by Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal that “sheds light on how eating and sleeping habits can contribute to disease by disrupting the bacteria in the digestive tract.” This is another major step toward personalized nutrition and personalized medicine.

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    Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

    Bread occupies a unique place in our diet: it accounts for about one-tenth of the calories many people in the West consume and up to 40 percent of the caloric consumption in some non-Western countries – more than any other food product. In the past few decades, since white bread has acquired a bad name, bakeries have been going out of their way to produce high-quality whole grain breads. But a new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science and published recently in Cell Metabolism reveals that these “wholesome” choices are not necessarily the healthiest for everyone.