News tagged with gut bacteria

Gut bacteria can mean life or death for birds

In her upcoming thesis at Lund University in Sweden, biologist Elin Videvall shows that the composition of gut bacteria in birds has a major impact on whether their offspring will survive their first three months.

dateMar 22, 2018 in Ecology
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Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria

EMBL scientists report in Nature Microbiology on the nutritional preferences and growth characteristics of 96 diverse gut bacterial strains. Their results will help scientists worldwide advance the understanding of the gut ...

dateMar 19, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gut reactions to improve probiotics

When bacteria enter the body, they have a great deal to overcome to colonize the colon. First, they must survive harsh environments with very few salts without bursting (unlike human blood cells within water). Then, they ...

dateFeb 20, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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The bacterial 'Game of Thrones'

Much like animals and to a degree humans, bacteria enjoy a good fight. They stab, shove and poison each other in pursuit of the best territory. While this much is clear, little is known about the tactics and strategy that ...

dateJan 25, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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How good bacteria control your genes

Scientists from the Babraham Institute near Cambridge in collaboration with colleagues from Brazil and Italy have discovered a way that good bacteria in the gut can control genes in our cells. The work, published today (9th ...

dateJan 09, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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