microbiota

‘Gut bugs help in getting more from food’


September 13th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Some of the food we consume is shared with microbes populating our digestive tracts and they promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine leading ... Read more...

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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘knowing it in your gut’ is real


March 24th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the 'cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases ... Read more...

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Stress affects balance of bacteria in gut


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has revealed that stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help explain why ... Read more...

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Why babies digest milk more effectively than adults


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that infants are more efficient at digesting milk than adults due to a difference in the strains of bacteria that dominate their ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli really can lower bowel cancer risk


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Eating broccoli can lower your risk of bowel cancer -even if it is overcooked, say researchers.It is well known that broccoli is a superfood that helps fight cancer, ... Read more...

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Could giving infants antibiotics trigger asthma?


October 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Canadian medical researchers are conducting a 2.5-million-dollar study to answer whether giving antibiotics to infants in their first year of life triggers asthma and allergies that develop later ... 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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Bacterial balance in gut tied to colon cancer risk


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A shift in the balance between the 'good' bacteria and the 'bad' bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer, suggests a new study.The ... Read more...

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Boffins examine, compare bacterial communities in human nose, throat


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): American scientists have successfully completed the world's most comprehensive comparative analysis of bacterial communities housed in the human nose and throat.The findings of the study, appearing in the ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria offer new insights for people with celiac disease


April 30th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Striking a balance of intestinal microbiota could play a role in early stages of celiac disease-related immune responses, according to a new study.The research has been published in ... Read more...

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Right diet, not supplements, is the best way to keep good bacteria healthy


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Eating right, not supplements, is the best way to keep the good bacteria in the gut healthy, according to an expert.Gail Cresci, Medical College of Georgia dietician and ... Read more...

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Anti-infectives seep into world’s waterways, endangers aquatic microbiota


June 10th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): An investigation has revealed that antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals are seeping into the waterways of North America, Europe and East Asia, which might have detrimental effects on aquatic ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria composition may explain why some people become fat


January 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Bacteria in the gut which are crucial to the body''s ability to turn food into energy could explain why some people become obese and others dont, according ... Read more...

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New species of bacteria found in human mouth


August 11th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers at King''s College London Dental Institute have discovered a new species of bacteria in the mouth - a finding that could help scientists to understand tooth ... Read more...

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New bacteria found in human mouth


August 11th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A new species of bacteria discovered in the mouth can help scientists understand tooth decay and gum disease and enable them devise better treatment, according to a report. ... Read more...

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Majority of microbes neither good nor bad


July 29th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Most bacteria are harmless, some even beneficial; only a handful pose threats, according to the latest research. Researchers from Universities of Wisconsin and Iowa identified a slew of ... Read more...

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