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For gut microbes, not all types of fiber are created equal

September 20, 2019

Certain human gut microbes with links to health thrive when fed specific types of ingredients in dietary fibers,…
Researchers Assemble Genomic “Jigsaw” of Cow Gut Microbes

August 30, 2019

Using high-tech tools, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their cooperators have taken a deep dive into the…
Remodeling unhealthful gut microbiomes to fight disease

August 29, 2019

You are what you eat — right down to the microbiome living in your gut. Diet can affect…
Bug Buddies

August 19, 2019

Bacteria, like people, have complicated relationships: they can either be friendly, neutral or antagonistic toward each other, and…
Microbial Fingerprinting

August 19, 2019

How many stars are there in the observable universe? It was once deemed an impossible question, but astronomers…
Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

July 19, 2019

Having healthy gut flora – the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines – could lower the risk…
Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?

July 18, 2019

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to…
Research redefines constipation

July 3, 2019

New research by King’s, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, finds that the public’s perception of constipation…
Parkinson‘s Disease may have its Origins in the Gut, New Study Suggests

June 28, 2019

According to a series of experiments performed on mice at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that the neuro-toxic protein…
Scientists discover gut bacteria is associated with chronic pain

June 21, 2019

Scientists at Université de Montréal and McGill University have found a correlation between fibromyalgia, a disease involving chronic…
Study: unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer

June 13, 2019

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other…
Microbiome Malefactor?

June 11, 2019

Changes in the gut microbiome have long been linked with Crohn’s disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel…
Just a Phage? How Bacteria’s Predators Can Shape the Gut Microbiome

June 10, 2019

The gut microbiome is a complex, interconnected ecosystem of species. And, like any ecosystem, some organisms are predators…
Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota

May 27, 2019

University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have…
New study reveals gut segments organized by function, and opportunities for better drug design

May 24, 2019

As food enters the intestine, it embarks on windy, lengthy journey. For most of the route, its surroundings…
Did you know you have a gut brain? Here are 5 things you should know about it

May 1, 2019

The gut-brain connection is an emerging field in health research. Scientists like saying that you actually have a…
Had Enough Water? Brain’s Thirst Centers Make a Gut Check

March 29, 2019

Water bottles are everywhere these days, along with all kinds of advice about exactly how much water you…
Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression

February 14, 2019

Research team studies the compelling connection between one of NIH’s ​“most wanted” bacteria and mental health. Researchers have…
Fructose can trigger viruses in the gut’s microbiome

February 12, 2019

The human gut is a complex ecosystem dominated by bacteria that help digest food and keep one’s gastrointestinal…
New anti-CRISPR proteins discovered in soil and human gut

February 11, 2019

Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have found four new anti-CRISPR proteins that are…
Some gut cells slow down metabolism, accelerate cardiovascular disease

February 6, 2019

Researchers have discovered how specific cells in the guts of mice slow down metabolism and eventually contribute to…
Whopping big viruses prey on human gut bacteria

January 31, 2019

Viruses plague bacteria just as viruses like influenza plague humans. Some of the largest of these so-called bacteriophages…
Intestinal bacteria from healthy infants prevent food allergy

January 15, 2019

New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. Researchers from…
Sample of rescued dogs shows link between gut microbiome, aggressiveness

January 11, 2019

A groundbreaking study of more than two dozen rescued dogs, some aggressive and some not, showed a clear…
Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

January 4, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco have discovered that the intestine is the source…
Gut microbiome regulates the intestinal immune system, researchers find

December 21, 2018

A new study in mice unveils the role of vitamin A in immune system regulation, a finding that…
Sugar targets gut microbe linked to lean and healthy people

December 19, 2018

Sugar can silence a key protein required for colonization by a gut bacterium associated with lean and healthy…
Gut hormone increases response to food

December 18, 2018

The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food…
Social interactions among gut microbes shape our lives

December 12, 2018

When it comes to the gut, it’s not which microbes you have but how they interact that appears…
Modeling the Microbiome

December 7, 2018

The gut microbiome — the world of microbes that inhabit the human intestinal tract — has captured the…
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