Scientists have determined how Clostridium difficile causes harm in the guts of animals and people in a relatively short time frame. It is hoped that the findings will help treat severe diarrhea in patients.
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Scientists now argue that the natural presence of viruses in the gut (virome) help to maintain health-maintenance and infection-fighting. This is similar to the role of the intestinal bacteria.
Lengthy spells in intensive care units can alter the gut microflora, according to a new study. When a patient spends a long time in ICU the gut seems to undergo near-complete ecologic collapse. This has major health consequences.
The search for microorganisms to use in biofuel generation has led to the human lower intestine. A new study demonstrates how such microorganisms could be effective candidates for organic fuel production.
Babies born prematurely often withstand complications of early birth only to suffer late-onset sepsis at 72 hours of age. Researchers have discovered that preterm babies' guts harbor infectious microbes that can cause late-onset sepsis.
Different diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human gastro-intestinal tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria. Researchers have examined the differences between a largely meat and vegan diet.
Repairing a faulty communication line between the gut and the brain could suppress the urge to overeat. This is the outcome of a study on mice and scientists think that a similar strategy could be used to treat compulsive eating in people.
New research suggests that the bacteria that reside in the human gut influence children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is related to stomach conditions in children who go onto show signs of autism.