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Colorectal cancer and gut microbiome

Although genes contribute to colorectal cancer, the gut microbiota are an important player. Accumulating evidence suggests that chronic infection and the ensuing inflammation contributes to tumor initiation and tumor progression. 6,970 more words


How might gut bacteria affect the brain function in humans?

Animal models show gut microflora (bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea and eukaryotes such as helminths) influence various aspects of physiology including brain function. Though data on their effect on human physiology is sparse, gut-associated pathologies and mental health issues such as depression ( 2,257 more words


Treating autism by targeting the gut

Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism.

— by Abigail Pattenden… 592 more words


Good bacteria of the skin vs. skin disease causing bacteria

Nakatsuji T et al Science Translational Medicine  22 Feb 2017: Vol. 9, 4680

In this study Nakatsuji et al. report that strains of Staphylococcus… 134 more words

Is 16s rRNA sequencing a sound approach to studying bacterial communities?

Suppose the task were to identify in a lake all the different types of fish as well as their relative abundance. Somewhat analogously 16S rRNA ( 1,638 more words


3 Ways Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Affect Gut Health

Right now, your gut is swimming with bacteria—good and bad. Maintaining a good balance between the two is key to helping you stay healthy. One of the ways to support that is to give your  529 more words

Biological Medicine

Old Foods and New Hope for Gut Health

Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kombucha, host billions of gut friendly bacteria. Learn why Dr. B suggests you include fermented foods in your everyday diet. 436 more words

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