Friday, April 28, 2017

Gut Microflora Destroyed During Prolonged ICU Stays, Increasing Risk of Infection

Researchers at the University of Chicago have shown that after a long stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) only a handful of pathogenic...

Probiotic Yogurt may Protect Pregnant Women and Children From Mercury and...

Women who live in countries where access to clean drinking water and non-toxic fish is scarce, either because of little industrialization or a high...

Breakthrough in ‘Programmable’ Antibiotics to Target, Attack Drug-Resistant Microbes

The multitude of microbes scientists have found populating the human body have good, bad and mostly mysterious implications for our health. But when something...

Cancer-Detecting Yogurt Could Replace Colonoscopies, Blood Tests

Engineered yogurt bacteria could make detecting colorectal cancer and other diseases as simple and cheap as a pregnancy test. MIT professor Sangeeta Bhatia is...

Gut Bacteria Communicate to Repair Damage Caused by Long-Term Antibiotic Use

A research team led by Karina Xavier at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC, Portugal) has shown that bacteria living in the intestine both...

Study Questions Conventional Approach to Halting Spread of Drug Resistant Bacteria

In response to the rise of drug-resistant pathogens, doctors are routinely cautioned against overprescribing antimicrobials. But when a patient has a confirmed bacterial infection,...

Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at...

Dietary Changes can Alter Intestinal Bacteria to Reduce Risk of Inflammatory...

Diet-induced changes in the gut’s bacterial ecosystem can alter susceptibility to an autoinflammatory bone disease by modifying the immune response, St. Jude Children’s Research...

Human Gut Bacteria Drive Development of Excess Body Fat, Promote Obesity...

A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, causes animals to gain weight according to a study published this...

Granny Smith Apples Promote Healthy Gut Bacteria to Aid Weight Control

Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with...