Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

Probiotic Use Linked to Severe Bloating and Mental Impairment

Probiotic use may result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can lead to disorienting brain "fog" and rapid, significant...

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,...

Vaccine Alters Gut Bacteria to Block Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

A new vaccine that targets flagellin, a protein that allows bacteria to move about the gut, can beneficially alter the intestinal microbiota to reduce...

The Enemy Within: Gut Bacteria Drive Autoimmune Disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new...

Gum Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pneumonia

Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...