News tagged with gut bacteria

Gut bacteria make cabbage poison harmless

The cabbage family contains rather toxic compounds. Greenfly, caterpillars and cabbage fly larvae attack cabbages and rapeseed ferociously nonetheless. How can that be? The secret lies in their gut, at least for the cabbage ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cataloguing 10 million human gut microbial genes

Over the past several years, research on bacteria in the digestive tract (gut microbiome) has confirmed the major role they play in our health. An international consortium, in which INRA participates, has developed the most ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Reading a biological clock in the dark

Our species' waking and sleeping cycles – shaped in millions of years of evolution – have been turned upside down within a single century with the advent of electric lighting and airplanes. As a result, millions of people ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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