Tryptophan supports intestinal tracts of stressed trouts

A biologist from RUDN University has found the most beneficial concentration of tryptophan for rainbow trout. When added to the diet of the fish, this amino acid supports the immune system and reduces oxidative stress in ...

Bad E. coli we know, but good E. coli?

Typically, there aren't a lot of positive thoughts when E. coli, generally found in animal and human intestines, is mentioned. It's been blamed for closing beaches and swimming pools and shuttering restaurants because of ...

Aging and nutrients competition determine changes in microbiota

Research groups from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) that study evolution, immunity and microbiology unveiled two new mechanisms in the microbiota: in older populations, the bacterium E. coli evolves in a way that ...

Cell-killing proteins suppress listeria without killing cells

New North Carolina State University research shows that key proteins known for their ability to prevent viral infections by inducing cell death can also block certain bacterial infections without triggering the death of the ...

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Startling images of plastic shreds, rubber bands and other debris found jammed in the stomach of a green turtle in Thailand have highlighted the crisis of waste-strewn seas following the widely publicised death of a whale ...

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