Writing Exercise #15

As the head of a funding agency, the project that I would look most forward to funding is a project that researches the ideal gut microbiome, and what can be done for people to achieve that. I think that doing this will further increase the knowledge we have of the gut microbial community. I think… Continue reading Writing Exercise #15

Writing Exercise #14

Noninfectious diseases that come to mind include, asthma, food poisoning, other gastrointestinal diseases such as GERD, also nosocomial infections can cause diseases and damage to the liver and other parts of the gut. Other things that come to mind include skin diseases such as eczema. Cancers are also possible from carcinogenic bacteria’s. Before taking this… Continue reading Writing Exercise #14

Writing Exercise #13

For the first question, ” Can experiments detect differences that matter?” I think this is a significant question for determining if it is worth spending time and money on it. If a lot of money were to be put into a project it should be essential that it would make a big impact on the… Continue reading Writing Exercise #13

Writing Exercise #12

The first thing that comes to mind of microbial communities that can affect the brain are actually gut microbial communities. These help digest and absorb essential nutrients required for brain function. Having a healthy gut microbiota also could influence the mental state because knowing you have a healthy microbiota community is comforting and would be… Continue reading Writing Exercise #12

Writing Exercise #11

As the reviewer I feel that I have a lot of responsibility to make sure that I not only understand what the author is trying to say but also to understand the sources that they used. It has been a lengthy process and I have not finished yet but so far it has gotten me… Continue reading Writing Exercise #11

Writing Exercise #10

The peer review process is the evaluation of a person’s research or work by other people of similar knowledge and fascination in a subject. It is important because other qualified members will review and evaluate the validity of the work based on their own experiences or compared to what is already known. The process can… Continue reading Writing Exercise #10

Writing Exercise #9

The first change of human behavior that comes to mind to decrease exposure to microbes is washing hands often and sanitizing often. When I had in person classes I would get sick often because I would not wash my hands before eating, and I would eat in class a lot so all the germs and… Continue reading Writing Exercise #9

Writing Exercise #8

The most interesting thing that I’ve learned about is the influence our gut microbiome has on our overall health and ways that we can manage it for the best of our bodies. I did not know how dangerous antibiotics could be, I learned that taking antibiotics for something for only 7 days can affect the… Continue reading Writing Exercise #8

Writing Exercise #7

The first factor that comes to mind that could influence the colonization of the microbial community in newborn infants is if the mother is actively taking probiotics especially those that would directly affect the placental microbiota as that directly affects the developing fetus. I would think it is also good to keep the vaginal microbiota… Continue reading Writing Exercise #7

Writing Exercise #6

I have taken antibiotics before when I had strep throat to speed up the recovery process but I know that it could also go away on its own without strep throat. I think in the future, whenever I have the choice to take antibiotics or not, I would prefer not to take it if it… Continue reading Writing Exercise #6