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Gut bacteria might hold clues to improving mental health after spinal cord injuries

6 days ago

Could feces offer hope to survivors of spinal cord injuries? It’s a question University of Alberta physical therapy…
A Mother’s Bugs

January 9, 2020

Mother’s milk has been long touted for its salutary effects on the newborn and its ability to shield…
Using knowledge of gut bacteria to improve stem cell transplantations

December 19, 2019

In recent years, researchers all over the world have been seeking a deeper understanding about the impact of…
Gut microbes alter characteristics of norovirus infection

November 26, 2019

The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces,…
Impacts of low-dose exposure to antibiotics unveiled in zebrafish gut

November 14, 2019

An antibiotic commonly found at low concentrations in the environment can have major impacts on gut bacteria, according…
Gut Microbiome Puts the Brakes on Iron Absorption

November 11, 2019

While most people in developed nations may not think much about dietary iron, almost a quarter of the global…
Bacterial arms race may shape gut microbiome

November 4, 2019

Inside your gut, a quiet battle is raging among many bacteria competing for survival. A new study suggests…
More knowledge on the role of gut bacteria in diet and health

October 29, 2019

A research project led by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, will generate more knowledge of the role…
Low-dose antibiotic alters bacteria behavior in zebrafish gut

October 29, 2019

University of Oregon researchers has found that an antibiotic commonly found at low concentrations in the environment can…
Selfishness in human gut – some bacteria just do not share food

October 23, 2019

Selfishness sounds like a terrible quality to have, but in nature it’s just one of the survival mechanisms.…
Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects

September 10, 2019

Nearly all premature babies receive antibiotics in their first weeks of life to ward off or treat potentially…
Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants’ microbiome

September 10, 2019

Treating preterm infants with antibiotics for more than 20 months appears to promote the development of multidrug-resistant gut…
Native foods are key to preserving rodent gut bacteria in captivity

September 10, 2019

As Rodolfo Martinez-Mota well knows, from the cactus spines in his clothes and skin, white-throated woodrats love to…
People’s response to flu vaccine influenced by gut microbes

September 9, 2019

Decimating levels of intestinal bacteria with antibiotics reduced the immune system’s responsiveness to a seasonal influenza vaccination, a…
This colorized transmission electron micrograph depicts H1N1 influenza virus particles. Image credit: NIAID
Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination

September 9, 2019

The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human…
These gut bacteria prevent mice from becoming obese. What could that mean for us?

July 26, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a specific class of bacteria from the gut that prevents mice from…
Allergy, Asthma Risk Are Increased by Microbial Compound in Infant Gut

July 23, 2019

A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain…
Helping robots to build new antibiotics

July 19, 2019

A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics…
Beaver Feces Inspire a Way to Convert Type A to Type O Human Blood

July 5, 2019

My writing assignments for Medscape Medical News tend to be formulaic: summarize the findings of an interesting new paper, enabling…
Reading the Signals of the Gut

July 2, 2019

Millions of people take probiotics with the goal of improving their digestion, but what if those bacteria were…
New Therapy Targets Gut Bacteria to Prevent and Reverse Food Allergies

June 25, 2019

Study finds altered gut microbiota in infants with food allergy; oral therapy to replenish bacteria prevented food allergy…
Gut Bacteria from Breastfeeding Linked to Improved Infant Response to Vaccines

June 19, 2019

Higher levels of a customary gut bacteria enhanced by breastfeeding in early infancy were found to be coupled…
Gut check: Yale researchers describe role of bacteria in drug response

June 4, 2019

Yale researchers identified human gut microbes that metabolize over 150 therapeutic drugs, a finding that highlights the role…
Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

May 31, 2019

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing a variety…
Bacteria and their Bearing on Bowels and Brain

May 31, 2019

Microbiome’s effects on autism, inflammatory bowel disease explored. PNNL researchers today published a pair of papers, in Cell…
Did you know that you consume titanium dioxide every day? It is not good for your gut

May 20, 2019

Our food is full of various additives. They are controlled and monitored by institutions that have to ensure…
Inflamed monkey guts produce Parkinson’s-related proteins

May 10, 2019

The intestinal linings of monkeys with inflamed bowels show chemical alterations similar to abnormal protein deposits in the…
Study Gives Insight into Diet, Gut Bacteria and Chronic Diarrhea

May 3, 2019

A new Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study reveals, for the first time, how diet and bacteria may interact…
Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules

April 23, 2019

The human gut harbors trillions of invisible microbial inhabitants, referred to as the microbiota, that collectively produce thousands…
Damage done by antibiotics could last for a year or maybe even be permanent

March 26, 2019

Everyone knows that antibiotics kill useful bacteria found in human gut. Some doctors prescribe probiotics to go with…
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