Author Archives: John Abril

MicrobiomePsych

Recent scientific research is focusing more and more on the microbiome and how it effects human psychology (microbiomepsych).  In addition, single-celled bacteria living inside and outside of us out-number our human cells by as much as 10 to 1.  As a result, the kinds of microbes you have in your gut flora may help explain […]

Adventures in the Science of the Superorganism

The Human Superorganism: It is a fact that a woman was threatened by Protective Services to take the child she conceived and delivered naturally because the results of a maternity test showed that the child she gave birth to was not hers.  In December 2002, twenty-one year old Lydia Kay Fairchild received a phone call from […]

Humans as Superorganisms How Microbes, Viruses, Imprinted Genes, and Other Selfish Entities Shape Our Behavior

The gastrointestinal tract contains and estimated 500 million neurons. The gut microbiota and the brain communicate with each other affecting neural, endocrine and immune systems. Science is waking-up to find that gut microbes, viruses, imprinted genes, and other self-serving entities affect brain and behavior. “We are not unitary individuals but superorganisms, built out of both human and […]

Antibiotics & Your Kid’s Microbiome

Parents are often concerned about their kid’s health needs, and they have a good reason to investigate how antibiotics play a role. A parents first response when their child gets sick may be to run to the doctor and get a prescription. However, they should consider antibiotics long-term effects on a kid’s gut microbiome before filling […]

The Digestive System

The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract—also called the digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, […]

Homni: The New Superorganism Engulfing the Earth

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth A new ‘species’ has emerged only in recent decades, says Gaia Vince, yet it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet. What is it?

Dr. Eric Schoomaker discusses research collaboration between NIH and the VA

Watch as Dr. Eric Schoomaker discusses research collaborations. Dr. Eric Schoomaker discusses research collaboration between NIH and the VA (full interview) Dr. Schoomaker discusses a new collaboration between NIH and the VA. Thirteen research projects totaling approximately $21.7 million over 5 years will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as […]

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The National Institute of Health

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