human gut

Your farts could cure high blood pressure


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Though most of us may find it quite embarrassing in case we were caught breaking wind, a new study has in fact suggested flatulence could help ... Read more...

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Orange juice served in Spanish bars contaminated: Study


December 27th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Forty-three percent of orange juice samples in Spain's bars and restaurants were found to have more bugs than acceptable levels, according to a new study.The study, ... Read more...

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Bugs can convert drugs into deadly toxins


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Bugs can convert traces of drugs, present in sewage, into deadly toxins, especially during the water treatment process. The process mimics a similar transformation in the ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria can control functions of organs: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has found that bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over ... Read more...

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Friendly bugs to help you shed weight


January 17th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Food scientists have created friendly bugs that can help you shed pounds when added to yogurt. They found they could alter a gut bacteria to produce a ... Read more...

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Scientists solve 40-yr-old puzzle related liver enzyme function


November 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Penn State University researchers have finally found the answer to a 40-year-long puzzle about a mysterious process by which a critical enzyme metabolizes drugs and chemicals in food. ... Read more...

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Study: Repeated use of antibiotics can create havoc in the stomach


September 15th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria and a recent research has indicated repeated use of antibiotics can have long lasting alteration to the bacteria.The ... Read more...

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Repeated antibiotic use alters beneficial gut microbes


September 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that repeated use of an antibiotic that is considered generally benign, because users seldom incur obvious side effects, ... Read more...

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Reshaping gut microbiome could pave way for bowel disease treatments


August 24th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that reshaping gut microbiome could pave way for future treatment of bowel diseases in humans.The human gut microbiome is unique to each individual and can ... Read more...

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US project to map role of bacteria in human health


August 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Some patients fail to respond to treatment for intestinal infections perhaps because they are lacking certain protective bacteria, found in the human gut. Our gastrointestinal tracts are teeming ... Read more...

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Bacteria may play wider role in people predisposed to obesity


May 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies."Work currently underway suggests that an interaction between genetic factors ... Read more...

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Soon, rocket-assisted pills to help ailing human gut


May 17th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): It may soon be possible to fire drugs into the human gut using tiny rocket motors.Radio-controlled capsules, which help direct drugs to particular sites in the digestive tract ... Read more...

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A total of 160 species live inside our guts


March 4th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): In what could be called as a big feat in microbial research, researchers have decoded all the bacterial genes found in the human gut-a total of 160 species.The ... Read more...

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Scientists developing probiotics to ambush disease-causing gut bacteria


September 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists from University of Adelaide are working on developing diversionary tactics in a bid to fool disease-causing gut bacteria that often lead to infections, such as cholera.According to ... Read more...

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Gut hormone can lower sugar levels in diabetics


August 7th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 7 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that a hormone in the human gut could be used to lower sugar levels in diabetics. Researchers of the Toronto General Research Institute and ... Read more...

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Thieving bacteria steal iron from us


February 21st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) make more tools for stealing from their host than friendly versions of the same bacteria found in the gut, according to ... Read more...

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Cooking may have given humans edge over apes by reducing energy cost of eating


February 14th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A study presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science''s annual meeting in Chicago this week suggested that cooking gave humans an evolutionary edge over ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria erects defences against cancer, bowel disease


February 9th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) The presence of bacteria in the human gut could produce substances that protect against colon cancer and provide therapy for inflammatory bowel disease.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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How gut bacteria prevents cancer, inflammatory bowel disease in humans


February 6th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that bacteria present in the gut can release substances that may protect the body against colon cancer and inflammatory bowel ... Read more...

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Long-chain fats like oleic acid more likely to induce inflammation


January 9th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): University of Kentucky scientists in the United States have revealed that long-chain fats like oleic acid, which is found in olive oil, are more prone to induce ... Read more...

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H. Pylori may help prevent stomach cancers


October 13th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Some bacteria like Helicobacter pylori that inhabit the human gut, may help protect against the development of a type of stomach cancer.A review found that people who had ... Read more...

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Soon, snacks filled with probiotics to keep soldiers tummies intact


July 6th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): The next time American soldiers dig into the candy, cookies and cakes they get as rations, they will be taking a healthy bite, what with the treats ... Read more...

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E. coli can learn to anticipate changes in their surroundings


May 9th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 9 (ANI): Scientists have shown that bacteria possess the ability to learn to anticipate change of conditions in the stomach.Saeed Tavazoie of Princeton University in New Jersey says ... Read more...

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Average home plays host to over 500 bacteria


April 8th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Beware! Scores of micro-organisms lurk unseen in dark and dusty corners of your home and office, including some that are found in the human gut. Now Finnish scientists ... Read more...

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Modern microbialites may be remnants of ancient ecosystems


March 18th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
London, March 18 (ANI): Modern Microbialites organosedimentary structures built by the interaction of organisms and their environment may be endemic remnants of ancient ecosystems, according to a team of researchers from ... Read more...

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Coming up, slimming pills for tighter tummies


March 4th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Trying hard to shed the pot belly but still in vain? Well, good news for you, for University College London scientists have identified two cell proteins that can ... Read more...

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Gut bugs may harbour human disease cure


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): According to a new study, new ways of tackling certain diseases can be provided by creating drugs which change the bugs in people's guts.Trillions of bugs known as ... Read more...

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Friendly bacteria may help in reducing fat absorption


January 21st, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study in mice has revealed that adding friendly bacteria to the diet might one day help in reducing fat absorption.For the study, Jeremy Nicholson and his ... Read more...

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