Breakthrough boosts bacterial understanding
Having healthy gut bacteria could have as much to do with a strategy that insurance companies use to uncover risk as with eating the right foods, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
How E. coli cells work in the human gut
(Phys.org) -- The bacterium Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, has a duplicitous reputation. Scientists tell us that most strains of the microbe live peacefully in our guts or the guts of other mammals, ...
Researchers develop tool to rapidly determine phylogenetic makeup of large microbial communities
Genetic variation in human gut viruses could be raw material for inner evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- A growing body of evidence underscores the importance of human gut bacteria in modulating human health, metabolism, and disease. Yet bacteria are only part of the story. Viruses that infect ...
A fecal diet keeps bumblebees healthy
Scientists create computing building blocks from bacteria and DNA
Scientists have successfully demonstrated that they can build some of the basic components for digital devices out of bacteria and DNA, which could pave the way for a new generation of biological computing ...
Researchers believe giant pandas can survive on bamboo because of gut bacteria
Microbiologist discovers new super-preservative
Genome analysis will reveal how bacteria in our guts make themselves at home
Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and The Genome Analysis Centre have published the genome sequence of a gut bacterium, to help understand how these organisms evolved their symbiotic relationships with their ...
Deadly Germany E. coli strain found mainly in humans: report
Germany's deadly E. coli strain is found mainly in humans rather than animals, the Taggesspiegel newspaper reported Tuesday citing scientific research.
Learning to tolerate our microbial self
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteriaten times more microbial cells than our own cellsrepresenting close to one thousand different species. "And yet, if ...
What's your gut type? People fall into 3 categories of gut microbiota
In the future, when you walk into a doctor's surgery or hospital, you could be asked not just about your allergies and blood group, but also about your gut type. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology ...
'Knowing it in your gut' is real
A lot of chatter goes on inside each one of us and not all of it happens between our ears.
Stress affects the balance of bacteria in the gut and immune response
Stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.