News tagged with gut bacteria

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 ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Medical research
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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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