Day: February 10, 2021

Neanderthal Poop Shows Clues to Humans’ Microbiome

By Cara Murez&#13

HealthDay Reporter&#13

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — What can poop from historical Neanderthals notify us?

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It turns out that it harbors valuable information and facts about present day-day intestine wellbeing.

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An international investigate group led by the University of Bologna in Italy analyzed ancient DNA samples extracted from 50,000-calendar year-outdated sedimentary feces, the oldest sample of fecal material accessible. They gathered the subject in El Salt (Spain), a site in which numerous Neanderthals lived.

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The investigators observed that Neanderthals’ gut microbiota contained some advantageous microorganisms that are also in contemporary humans’ intestines.

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The research indicates that there are ancestral parts of human microbiota that have been living in the gastrointestinal tract for a pretty extended time — at least as prolonged as 700,000 yrs in the past — when the separation of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals transpired.

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