Colds, Ristic, Audrey discussed on This Week in Science


So this is scribe. Oh, this is this is described as having been very surprised by this binding the first surprise, and then they go on to tell you that they were surprised the first surprise. This is quoting voice. If you can't tell shifted the first surprise. You can kind of identify these different buckets that people fit into. And then the fact that the bucket seem to have some impact on how you respond to the virus and how sick you get was also interesting is Ronald Turner, MD university, Virginia school medicine. There were affects on virus load and how much virus you shed in your nasal secretions. The background microbiome background bacterial pattern in your nose had influences on the way that you reacted to the virus in how sick you got? Well, sort of because they're going to take that right away. So. The nasal neighborhood of microorganisms are not the cause of any of these colts. The colds themselves were caused by cold virus that the volunteers voluntarily took after they've made microbiome was checked. Oh, yeah, I I would not sign up to get a cold, right? You kind of have to be in the right the right place in your. Week, live. Actually, I got college, Audrey, it'll hard up for some beer money. Maybe. I don't know how you really choose it, but you know if somebody says it's recites, I think I'd do it anyway, so so maybe it's because your colds aren't as severe as mine are. And so you wouldn't mind as much so your your nose bacteria's different than mine. But but it does that mean that we would be affected by Colt differently according to this? Yes. So what we're boarding is an association. So it's entirely possible that the fact that you have a staff, they have staffing your nose and they have more sentences not directly related. It may will be. There's some underlying host Ristic that makes you likely to have staffing knows that also makes you more likely to become ill correlation. They, they didn't have it drill down. So. What do they do next? They give an antibiotic. They give. So they had one hundred fifty two participants at all. So this isn't even a small group of people who ran hand. People people who were like, I don't need to do anything this week. Yeah. So they tested the nasal microbiomes before giving the cold to give him the cold and and then they gave people probiotics. So they found that after getting the probiotics, the changes that they saw were none. Not a note me type attics. They were wiping them clean or they were. They were adding bacteria right question. If it was a terrible question, I would have told you it was a terrible question to just to be fair, but that was a great question because that's what they propose doing next. The probiotics didn't have any effect really even on the gut microbe because they didn't wipe. It didn't change the nasal microbiome at all. Didn't change symptoms and ginger, no difference. But they do postulate that they need to redo the study where they do. Do use antibiotics, it's just tougher to do because they don't know, even scientists doing research, don't like to give people antibiotics because of the day and age we live in, but they're saying like, yeah, that's the next step to start with antibiotics, do the cold and see if that same. Today's, yes, if that changes and that you get a different result from there. And so. Yeah, I'm just going to say I'm not surprised about the probiotics, not having an effect. However, because there are have been lots of studies recently that have kind of suggested that probiotics don't work. So..

Coming up next