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Predatory Viruses Reshape the Gut Microbiome as They Hunt Bacteria

The gut microbiome is a complex, interconnected ecosystem of species. And, like any ecosystem, some organisms are predators and some are prey. A new...

How Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Damage Blood Vessels to Trigger Diabetic...

Researchers have discovered the mechanism whereby elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) damage human blood vessels to trigger the onset of a range of deadly...

Anxiety Might be Alleviated by Regulating Gut Bacteria

People who experience anxiety might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements,...

New Study Links Autism to Spontaneous Mutations in Noncoding ‘Junk’ DNA

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called 'junk' DNA can cause autism. The study, published May 27 in Nature Genetics, is...

Environmental Estrogens: The Invisible Threat That Surrounds Us

On a daily basis we consume and breathe environmental estrogens known to cause birth defects and cancer in animals. These substances are everywhere, in...

Broccoli Compound Shown to Suppress Tumor Growth

Your mother was right; broccoli is really good for you. Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain a...

Natural “Fasting” Molecule Exerts Anti-Aging Effects to Protect Vascular System

A molecule produced by the body during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and...

Newly Identified Protein Needs Vitamin A to Kill Bacteria, Protect Skin

People with inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infections, yet exactly how vitamin A affects skin immunity has been...

Whole Grains Reduce Intestinal Serotonin Production Linked to Diabetes and Colorectal...

Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fiber wheat bread, according to a recent study. In the study,...

Common Food Additive Linked to Microbiota and Gut Inflammation

New research provides evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health. The study,...