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Researchers may have found the cause of Crohn's disease

Researchers out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified fungus as a “key factor” in Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease, a gastrointestinal disorder, affects 1 in 150 Canadians. 319 more words


Can't lose weight? You might be able to blame it on your parents—and their gut bacteria

Many things cause people to become obese. New research suggests that one of the biggest causes may be the billions of bacteria living in their guts. 444 more words

He's the teacher. I'm the student.

My life is a constant series of ups and downs.  It’s sometimes hourly, but more often it’s daily or every other day.  And then there are few higher level things that are every month or even every 6 months.   909 more words


Eye inflammation and gut bacteria

Gut bacteria may provide the trigger for autoimmune uveitis, a destructive inflammation of the eye, researchers at the US National Eye Institute (NEI) reported in a study published today (August 18) in… 829 more words


Badass bacteria are thriving in your washing machine

by Piter Kehoma Boll

You probably have heard of bacteria (and archaeans) that live in extreme environments on Earth, such as hot springs or lakes with high salinity, where most lifeforms would die horribly in a few seconds. 197 more words


It’s a Gut Feeling: What is our Gut Bacteria telling our Brain?

You have probably heard and given the sage advice to appreciate the little things in life. The message of the next few paragraphs is exactly that but I am referring to bacteria, the invisible but invincible little buggers. 2,875 more words


Gut bacteria – An attempt at clarification.

The current dialogue on the bacteria that live in the gut, and apparently greatly influence physical and mental health, is both fascinating and confusing. These bacteria have long, impossible to pronounce names like Bacteriodetes and Firmicutes; some are “good” and some are “bad”; and somehow they act on the body to control well-being. 620 more words