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Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes

Medical research suggests that a high concentration of indolepropionic acid in serum helps to protect a person against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is produced by intestinal bacteria, and it is higher with a fiber-rich diet.

Connection between gut microorganisms and Parkinson’s disease

A new connection between the microbiome of the gut and human health and disease has been made. Here Parkinson's disease, along with the medications to treat Parkinson's, alter the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome.

Gut microbes linked to immunotherapy response in patients

Austin - The composition of a person’s gut microbes appears to be a determining factor for immunotherapy, at least in relation to melanoma patients. This finding stems from a new study.

Disease-causing gut bacteria prevalent in children

A study in Denmark has found an unexpectedly high proportion of a pathogenic gut bacteria present in children. The bacterium is more commonly associated with disease in developing countries.

New drug target designed to attack gut bacteria

Gastroenteritis is caused by some foodborne bacteria. Researchers have designed a new antimicrobial drug to take on one of the world’s most prevalent foodborne bacteria.

Can modifying the microbiome reduce autism?

Scientists have found that the absence of a single species of bacteria contributes to autism-like social behaviors. Moreover, adding this bacterium back normal social activity is restored.

Deaths of 60,000 saiga antelopes still confounds scientists

In May, 2015, a mysterious illness killed off half of the world's saiga antelopes, a critically endangered species that roam the steppes of central Kazakhstan.

Gut bacteria could prevent type 1 diabetes

Through an investigation of the immune response, researchers have discovered that certain bacteria can protect against the development of type 1 diabetes.

Why scientists are trying to reboot the gut Special

Boston - We’ve coexisted with bacteria for years because evolution has ensured we can’t do without them. Bacteria form large colonies or ecological communities — known as the microbiome or microbiota.

Gut bacteria by-products can trigger heart failure

A chemical produced by intestinal bacteria has been linked to heart failure, according to a new study. The chemical and heart risk link has been established previously, but the association with bacteria is new.

Gut bacteria, health and genetics are interlinked

Analyzing data from a large twin study, researchers have homed in on how host genetics can shape the composition of the microbes in the gut. The types of microbes in the body is connected with human health.

Can gut bacteria help a person to slim?

Gut bacteria from thin people were transferred to the intestines of mice carrying microbes from obese people. The new bacteria kept mice from getting tubby.

FDA issues fecal transplant guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance note about fecal transplants. A fecal transplant involves transferring the stool of a healthy person into the gut of someone with an antibiotic resistant microbe infection.

Probiotics can help fight Salmonella infections

New research has revealed how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by Salmonella.

New insight into combating Salmonella

Scientists have gained a new understanding into how Salmonella causes infection. This is by taking over the ‘good’ bacteria in the human gut. This understanding could lead to new treatments.

New therapeutic strategies for chronic diseases

With several chronic human diseases the immune system attacks normally beneficial bacteria in the gut, resulting in chronic inflammation and contributing to disease progression.

Killing Salmonella using human feces

Researchers have recently found a novel mode of interaction between Salmonella, a foodborne pathogen, and the gut bacteria, where certain bacteria isolated from human feces can kill the pathogen.

Gut bacteria can help to predict heart attacks and strokes

A by-product produced by intestinal bacteria has been shown to contribute to heart disease. It can also be used as a screening tool for predicting future risks of heart attack and stroke.

Breath test for obesity being developed

A recent Cedars-Sinai study suggests that a breath test profile of microorganisms inhabiting the gut may be able to tell doctors how susceptible a person is to developing obesity.

Diabetes in mice kept at bay by bacteria in their gut

Naturally occurring bacteria help keep the immune system in check, and may help ward off auto-immune diseases such as type 1 diabetes.
 

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