Containing a mini-ecology of its own, the human gut contains trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, a symbiotic entity crucial for digesting food and regulating the immune system. Gut … Continue Reading Gut microbiota that impairs normal skeletal growth identified.
The latest innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing sees the genes of bacteria manipulated to enable the production of large quantities of compounds such as insulin or human growth hormone. Currently, much … Continue Reading Microbes programmed to produce desired compounds autonomously.
Obesity and its associated illness type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Meanwhile, increased food intake and lack of exercise are two main contributing factors to obesity. Additionally, past … Continue Reading Specific microbiota identified which prevents obesity.
At the inception of human evolution, a symbiotic bacterial parasite was acquired and incorporated as part of the body. Consequently, a million years on this parasite is now known as … Continue Reading Orally-ingestible pill tests the microbiome at any stage of the gastrointestinal tract.
Existing in its own universe, controlling and caring for its host, the human gut contains trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, responsible for digesting food and regulating the immune … Continue Reading Gut microbiota protects against neurologic damage from viral infections.
Mining the gut microbiota, the trillion microbes living in our digestive system is a promising approach for developing new sensors providing a response to disease and abnormalities in the body. … Continue Reading DNA computer provides diagnostics for the gut microbiota.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing adverse social communication and repetitive behavior. Many factors, including genetic and environmental effects, are … Continue Reading Human microbiota transplant transfers autism phenotype to mice.
Causing contrasting episodes of mania and depression bipolar disorder (BD) can be an exhausting illness. BD is a chronic and recurrent mental disorder with a worldwide prevalence of around 0.8%, … Continue Reading Gut microbiota significantly different in patients with bipolar disorder.
The link between the gut microbiota, also known as the second brain, and mental health has long been studied. The idea of substances produced by the symbiotic microorganisms in the … Continue Reading Gut microbiome linked to mental health.
In a crucial partnership dictating the lifelong habits and health of offspring, pregnancy is accompanied by alterations in the microbiome, bacteria living inside and on the body to aid in … Continue Reading Microbiota senses pregnancy, helps baby develop.
Widely hailed as a breakthrough in cancer therapy, immunotherapies release the brakes of the body’s immune system to launch an efficient tumor attack, however, these treatments don’t work for every … Continue Reading Gut microbiome directs immune system to fight cancer.
Microbiota is the name given to the trillions of microorganisms living in and on our bodies, which are crucial to the regulation and balance of human and animal health. A … Continue Reading Gut microbiota helps to maintain core body temperature under cold exposure.
Highly painful in nature, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) consisting of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are caused by dysregulation of the immune system leading to intestinal inflammation and microbial changes. Numerous … Continue Reading Metabolite produced by gut microbiota from pomegranates reduces inflammatory bowel disease.
The gut is colonized by diverse microorganisms forming a microbial community known as the gut microbiota. Research suggests the gut microbiota immunomodulatory effect influences pathologic conditions centered in the gut, … Continue Reading Antibiotic disruption of the gut microbiome dysregulates skeletal health.
Trillions of symbiotic microorganisms have evolved with and continue to live on and within human beings. Paired with other tiny organisms like viruses and fungi, they make up what’s known … Continue Reading Gut microbiota contributes to Type 2 diabetes.
Genetic susceptibility is thought to play a role in common diseases including those affecting the colon such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and colorectal cancer. As is the case for … Continue Reading Study shows how gut microbiota interact with genes to promote Crohn’s disease.