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The Birds and the Bats: Evolving to Fly May Have Had Big Effect on Gut Microbiome

January 7, 2020

It’s no secret there’s a close relationship between humans and our microbiomes — the communities of microbes that…
Microbes are at work in our bodies, and researchers have figured out what they’re up to

December 30, 2019

An algorithm akin to the annoyingly helpful one that attempts to auto-complete text messages and emails is now…
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…
Asthma severity linked to microbiome of upper airway

December 17, 2019

A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests there is a link…
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Researchers discover critical link to controlling inflammation in Crohn’s disease

December 17, 2019

Investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine discovered that blocking interleukin-1α (IL1α), a protein that…
Whales may owe their efficient digestion to millions of tiny microbes

December 13, 2019

A study by NSF-funded researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution shows that the microbial communities inside whales may play an important…
Giving Common Antibiotic Before Radiation May Help Body Fight Cancer

December 11, 2019

Penn study finds vancomycin’s effect on gut microbiome in mice can boost immune response. The antibiotic vancomycin alters…
How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?

December 9, 2019

Scientists are homing in on what a healthy human microbiome looks like, mapping the normal bacteria that live…
Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity

November 26, 2019

Compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids…
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,…
Phage Therapy Shows Promise Beyond Treating Infections

November 23, 2019

Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically destroy bacteria. In the early 20th century, researchers experimented with phages as a…
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…
The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo’s side effects

November 13, 2019

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut…
Study of African animals illuminates links between environment, diet and gut microbiome

November 11, 2019

In recent years, the field of microbiome research has grown rapidly, providing newfound knowledge — and newfound questions…
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…
Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer

November 6, 2019

People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing…
E. coli Gain Edge by Changing their Diets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

November 6, 2019

What if you had to plan your outings based on how your stomach felt that day or where…
How Microbes Partner Up to Digest Fiber-Rich Foods

November 5, 2019

For animals to digest lignans, a common chemical in fiber-rich foods such as grains, nuts, seeds, and vegetables…
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…
A possible gut-brain connection to ‘chemo brain’

October 25, 2019

Scientists looking for evidence of the gut’s involvement in cognitive and mood problems related to chemotherapy treatment are…
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.…
Keeping Time: how the microbiome changes over time

October 22, 2019

For all the attention the human microbiome has been getting over the last few years, one aspect of…
Researchers develop a stress test to separate the tough bacteria from the tender

October 21, 2019

By scooping the guts out of bacteria and refilling them with an expansive fluid, scientists can discover whether…
Study reveals how mucus tames microbes

October 14, 2019

More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract —…
A New Meaning for Strip Steak: Making Red Meat Safer to Eat

October 9, 2019

Despite the rising popularity of plant-based burgers like the Impossible and Beyond, plenty of people still like the real deal.…
Cooking Food Alters the Microbiome

October 1, 2019

Scientists at UC San Francisco and Harvard University have shown for the first time that cooking food fundamentally…
Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, study finds

September 24, 2019

Antibiotics change the kinds of bacteria in the mouse gut as well as the bacteria’s metabolism — but…
Obesity: Unusual Suspect

September 23, 2019

Obesity affects approximately 40 percent of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While…
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