If you read our blog here at CosmosID, you’re already well aware that significant amounts of research have come out over the past couple years regarding the microbial ecosystem that lives within each and every human being. And, as you surely know, one reason scientists are suddenly so intent on learning more about the intestinal microbiome is because it appears that the bacteria inside of us have far-reaching effects on our overall wellbeing.
Stroke severity is caused by a complex convergence of many factors. Because the varying severity of strokes means the difference between death, disability, and a speedy recovery, scientists are obviously very interested in examining every possible detail that could determine the severity of a stroke. A recent study published in Nature Medicine suggests that one important factor may come from an unexpected origin: the bacteria living in the human gut.
At CosmosID, we are extremely fortunate to work with the founder of our company, Dr. Rita R. Colwell. Just a few of her credentials include: 11th Director of the National Science Foundation (first female director), recipient of the 2006 National Medal of Science of the United States and the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has authored or co-authored 17 books and more than 750 scientific publications. Her research is focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health, and has affected people across the globe, especially in regions where cholera and other waterborne diseases are endemic.