'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.
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 ...
Of bugs and brains: Researchers discover that gut bacteria affect multiple sclerosis
Biologists at the California Institute of Technology have demonstrated a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS) -- an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord -- and gut bacteria.
Researchers engineer bacterium to hunt down and kill pathogens
Brain development may be influenced by bacteria in the gut
A team of scientists from across the globe have found that gut bacteria may influence mammalian brain development and adult behavior. The study is published in the scientific journal PNAS, and is the result of an ongoing collab ...
Researchers find intestinal bacteria create phages for use as weapons
Scientists catalog zoo of bacteria inside our guts
(AP) -- The human gut is a virtual zoo, full of a wide variety of bacteria, a new study found. And scientists say that's a good thing.
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 ...
Fibre may keep asthma, diabetes at bay, study finds
Insoluble dietary fibre, or roughage, not only keeps you regular, say Australian scientists, it also plays a vital role in the immune system, keeping certain diseases at bay.
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.
Children's gut bacteria linked to type 1 diabetes
University of Florida researchers have found that the variety of bacteria in a child’s digestive tract is strongly linked to whether that child develops type 1 diabetes. The connection could eventually give doctors an early ...
Amid the murk of 'gut flora,' vitamin D receptor emerges as a key player
Within the human digestive tract is a teeming mass of hundreds of types of bacteria, a potpourri of microbes numbering in the trillions that help us digest food and keep bad bacteria in check.
Study finds specialized bacterial cells found in the gut produce steroid hormones
The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria, many of which play an important role in helping the body strike a healthy balance. In the gut, bacteria are involved in the synthesis of vitamins, as well as ...
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 ...