News tagged with gut bacteria

Overweight? Get someone else's gut bacteria

People who are overweight may have different gut bacteria from those in their slender fellow human beings. This is the contention of Willem de Vos, professor of Microbiology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, in his ...

Mar 18, 2011
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Gut bacteria can control organ functions

Bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over the metabolic functions of other organs, like the liver, according to research published this week in the ...

Feb 28, 2011
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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 antibi ...

Jan 26, 2011
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Body's bacteria affect atherosclerosis

New findings suggesting that bacteria in the mouth and/or intestine can affect the the outcome pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and lead to new treatment strategies, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Oct 18, 2010
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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 ...

Sep 14, 2010
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