Artificial intelligence will determine your age on intestinal microflora

Date:

2019-02-07 04:30:09

Views:

51

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

Artificial intelligence will determine your age on intestinal microflora

Many bacteria and other tiny organisms that live in your gut, which is often referred to as the microbiome or microflora, to not just help you digest food and fight diseases. As described in detail in a new study, they also provide a very accurate biological clock that shows your physical age — a fact which can open wide opportunities for studies of health and longevity.

the

Combination of machine learning and your stomach

The relationship between the biome of the gut and age was described by longevity researcher Alex Zhavoronkov and a group of his colleagues from Insilico Medicine, artificial intelligence startup, focused on discovery of drugs, development of biomarkers and the study of aging.

Relatively little is known about how our intestinal biome is transferred from one stage to another age, or about the connections between our age and the condition of our gut biomes. In ready to publish the work team describes as examined 3663 sample intestinal bacteria 1165 healthy people aged 20 to 90 years from Europe, Asia and North America. About a third of the samples were obtained in the age group 20-39 years, one third aged 40-59 years and one third aged 60 to 90 years.

Then in the case entered a deep learning algorithm that was trained on data from 1673 different microbial species from 90% of the samples. AI was commissioned to predict the age of the remaining 10% of participants solely based on their intestinal bacteria.

the

Accurate bacterial watches

The Results described as the first method of forecasting chronological age through the analysis of the intestinal microflora showed that the system is able to predict the age with a precision of up to four years, based on data on intestinal bacteria. In addition, the results show that 39 of the sampled species of microorganisms particularly important for the accurate prediction of age.

The Study also showed that our intestinal microbiomes change over time. While the number of some microbes decreases with age, others seem to become more numerous. Age is not the only factor influencing the prevalence of different types of bacteria in the human digestive system. It is believed that what you eat, how you sleep and how physically active contributes mightily to this.

Science Mag quotes Zhavoronkova, which States that the study could lay the Foundation for the "hours of aging microbiome", which could serve as a basis for future research on how the age of a person changes the intestine, and how medications, diet and alcohol consumption affect life expectancy.

the

Live longer, live better

The study of the impact of our microbiome on longevity adds another dimension to our understanding of how and why we age. Other areas of study include consideration of the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes, which are believed to play an important role in the aging process and our DNA.

The same can be said about the role of microbiomes in relation to diseases and conditions, including allergies, diabetes, some cancers and mental condition like depression. Researchers from Harvard even develop genetically engineered "phone" bacteria that can collect accurate information about the condition of the intestinal microbiome.

A Positive side effect of many studies is that along with special efforts to collect data on microbiomes, they add new data — food for AI. When artificial intelligence will have new data, it will help us to better understand what is happening in our gut and what it means for our health.

What do you think, than another AI will be useful for analyzing our health? Tell us .

Recommended

The Universe has almost no antimatter. Why?

The Universe has almost no antimatter. Why?

When we look at the Universe, all its planets and stars, galaxies and clusters, gas, dust, plasma, we see everywhere the same signature. We see a line of atomic absorption and emission, we see that matter interacts with other forms of matter, we see ...

NASA has made stem cells

NASA has made stem cells "invisible" to the immune system

Scientists from the University of California at San Francisco used a system of gene editing CRISPR-Cas9 to create the first pluripotent stem cells, which are functionally "invisible" to the immune system. This event is biological engineering in the l...

Is it possible to learn in your sleep? It is possible

Is it possible to learn in your sleep? It is possible

From chronic insomnia help audio books, podcasts, and sleeping pills. If you load books on all night, they will gradually penetrate into dreams. And the funny thing is, sometimes you can even remember what he heard in the morning. Scientists have lon...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

How did the periodic table of elements periodic

How did the periodic table of elements periodic

every field of science is your favorite anniversary. Physicists it's "Principles" Newton's book of 1687, which introduced the laws of motion and gravity. Biologists celebrate Darwin's "Origin of species" (1859) and his birthday (1...

Underground microbes has almost reached immortality

Underground microbes has almost reached immortality

last month, the Deep Carbon Observatory announced the astounding fact: the mass of microbes living beneath the Earth's surface, is from 15 to 23 billion tons of carbon, about 245-385 times the mass of carbon of all people. It is a...

The dream of physicists: what colliders would be much cooler than the Large hadron?

The dream of physicists: what colliders would be much cooler than the Large hadron?

If the physics of elementary particles get their way, new accelerators will be able one day to thoroughly explore the curious sub-atomic particle in physics — the Higgs boson. Six years after the discovery of this particle at the ...