News tagged with gut bacteria

Learning to tolerate our microbial self

( -- The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteria—ten times more microbial cells than our own cells—representing close to one thousand different species. "And yet, if you were to eat ...

dateApr 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Household bugs -- a risk to human health?

Superbugs are not just a problem in hospitals but could be also coming from our animal farms. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Microbiology indicates insects could be responsible for spreading ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Safe clearance of salmonella

Individuals with an intact complex gut flora are more likely to clear Salmonella after an infection than individuals with an altered, less complex gut flora. This is suggested by results from a mouse model for Salmonella ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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