News tagged with gut bacteria

How E. coli cells work in the human gut

( -- 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, munching ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in Biochemistry
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A fecal diet keeps bumblebees healthy

( -- New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that a diet of bumble feces at the start of a bumblebee’s adult life is essential for the protection against parasites.

dateNov 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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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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