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The Power of Animal Friendship

Dogs have long been man’s best friend, providing love and companionship.  New research however, reveals that the benefits of this friendship go way beyond that. 232 more words

Having Pets Reduces Risk Of Allergies, Obesity In Children, Study Finds

EDMONTON, Alberta — Children born into a house with pets are more likely to be immune to certain allergies and less likely to be obese, a… 46 more words

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The Human Gut Microbiome as a Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer

Our results suggest that relative abundance data from the human gut microbiome differentiates individuals with healthy colons from those with adenomas and carcinomas. Most importantly, there was a significant difference in the gut microbiome of people with colonic adenomas compared with those with healthy colons. 1,498 more words

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Gut bacteria regulate happiness

APC scientists have shown that brain levels of serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut during early life. Their research is being published today in the leading international psychiatry journal, … 455 more words

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CHANGING GUT BACTERIA THROUGH DIET AFFECTS BRAIN FUNCTION

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task. 1,123 more words

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HOW DEFICIENCIES IN TWO GENES SYNERGIZE TO HALT FORMATION OF GUT NERVOUS SYSTEM

Genetic analysis by Stowers investigators has implications for a genetic disorder known as Hirschsprung Syndrome.

Mutations in single genes can cause catastrophic diseases, such as Huntington’s Disease or sickle cell anemia. 1,068 more words

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Delaying Age Related Diseases by Keeping Gut Bacteria in Balance

Why do some people remain healthy into their 80s and beyond, while others age faster and suffer serious diseases decades earlier? New research led by UCLA life scientists may produce a new way to answer that question — and an approach that could help delay declines in health. 1,079 more words

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