Microbiome

How taking care of your gut bacteria could improve your anxiety

The psychobiotic revolution is just beginning and it could change the way we treat mental health problems.<p>In the past 30 years, there has been a …

Bacteria

Scientists are spelunking for cave gunk to fight superbugs

Deep in caverns around the world, bacteria are laboring to make antibiotics we can discover and use for ourselves.<p>Caves are dark, dank, isolated, and home to very few plants or animals. At first glance they might seem devoid of life. But caves are full of microscopic creatures, bacteria and fungi …

Nature

How does diet affect gut health?

Our digestive system, or 'gut' as it is more commonly known, is a complex system comprising of tissues and organs all with a unique role to play in …

Bacteria

A Glimpse of the Future AI Changing Healthcare Experience

Numerous terminal and non-terminal illnesses have engulfed the lives of countless, on our planet. It has been centuries since the healthcare domain …

Artificial Intelligence

People love probiotics, but do they really help?

Probiotics are having a moment. They’re touted as the next big superstar in disease prevention and in treatment for ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, gestational diabetes, allergies and obesity. Fans claim that these “good” bacteria will nourish your gut microbiome and crowd out the “bad” …

Bacteria

An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

In general, diets higher in fiber and fermentable material encourage the growth and health of the hindgut bacterial ecosystem.<p>Horses carry billions …

Bacteria

Understanding the architecture of our 'second brain'

Scientists have made an important step in understanding the organisation of nerve cells embedded within the gut that control its function -- a …

Neuroscience

‘Super Bacteria’ Were Around Before the Dinosaurs

Scientists are studying these ancient forms of bacteria to better understand how they work and how humans might try to defeat them.<p>Would it surprise …

Medicine

How Your Money Can Make You Sick

​Here’s what researchers found lurking on your bills<p>You might not want to put your money where your mouth is: Paper bills can harbor disease-causing bacteria, a new study in <i>Frontiers in Microbiology</i> found.<p>Researchers collected $20 banknotes from 12 hospitals and three metro stations in Hong Kong …

Bacteria

London's filthiest tube lines revealed: which bacteria are you sharing a carriage with?

UV light reveals human faeces and drug-resistant superbugs - a total of 121 different types of bacteria from just 80 swabs<p>Anyone who has ever …

Medicine

How healthy is your gut?

Features | Health<p>By Bunmi George, Contributor | 18 May 2017 | 2:44 am<p>Have you ever thought that your food choices and lifestyle influences the …

Nutrition

It's Not Just You: We ALL Have Seasonal Allergies Now - Motherboard

This spring, for the first time in my 28 years on this Earth, I've suddenly developed seasonal allergies. Let me tell you, it goes far beyond the sniffles. Each person experiences allergies differently, but for me it's a truly unpleasant blend of congestion, itchy throat, and a post-nasal drip …

Climate Change

The curious case of the caterpillar's missing microbes

Certain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines.<p>Many animals, including humans, can’t live …

Bacteria

Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria: Pre-clinical study links gut microbes, immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures

Pre-clinical study links gut microbes, immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures<p>Bacteria in the gut can influence the …

Neuroscience

Study Links Brain Blood Vessel Lesions to Intestinal Bacteria

<i>Summary: A new study links gut bacteria and the immune system to CCM, genetic disorder that can lead to seizures and strokes.</i><p>Source:</b> …

Neuroscience

Microbes seen controlling action of host's genes

All animals—from sea sponges to modern-day humans—evolved in a world already teeming with microbes. These single-celled microorganisms now cover …

Biology

How 450-million-year-old bacteria evolved into a dangerous superbug

A dangerous bacteria found in hospitals might have originated from an ancestor that lived in the guts of the first animals to walk on land, according to a new study.<p>The bacteria, called <i>Enterococcus,</i> is a so-called superbug, meaning it is resistant to antibiotics and cleaning products. In the new …

Evolution

Are Vitamin Supplements Killing Our Gut Bacteria?

We consume all sorts of things before really knowing how they’re going to affect us, including probiotics and dietary supplements. But given how …

Bacteria

How to stop stress and anxiety wreaking havoc with your gut health

Time to embrace 'gutfulness'<p>Do you suffer from bloating or irritated bowels when stressed or anxious? If so, you're not alone. Stress and anxiety are …

Wellness

Microbes seen controlling action of host's genes: Microbes muck up molecular machinery to influence health

Microbes muck up molecular machinery to influence health<p>Microbes can control their animal hosts by manipulating the molecular machinery of their …

Biology

New research suggests gut microbiome plays a role in bipolar disorder

Scientists are taking a closer look at how microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal system impact mental health. A new study suggests that …

Bacteria

Cork scientists link gut bacteria to anxiety disorders

By Evelyn Ring<p>Scientists in Cork have given a new meaning to gut reaction.<p>They have discovered that the microbiome, the collective trillions of …

Bacteria

Kombucha's Health Benefits: Which Claims Are True?

Of all the hot-right-now, old-as-the-hills fermented foods that are being touted as cure-alls for an array of specific medical problems, kombucha tops Sandor Katz's list.<p>The author of The Art of Fermentation told me that he's seen claims that kombucha will "prevent your hair from going gray, will …

Nutrition

Can A 'Poop Transplant' Change Your Weight?

"It is highly unlikely that one would gain or lose weight following a single fecal transplant, regardless of their stool donor’s BMI."<p>CHICAGO — Studies in mice have garnered attention for a remarkable result: When the feces of one mouse was transplanted to another mouse, the recipient mouse either …

Bacteria

'It's a very real thing': The struggle to make people take gut health seriously

"It's all in your head." No, actually it's all in your gut, but many of those suffering gut health issues have been told it's not a real illness or …

Crohn's Disease

Terroir: the Missing Link

There is perhaps no more contentious term in the wine world than terroir. The mere mention of the word can send the listener into a state of …

New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to …

Bacteria

The Gut-Pain Connection You Should Know About

Could the source of your aches and pains be in your gut?...

Bacteria

Gene breakthrough for bowel disorders

Hilary DuncansonPress Association<p><b>A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders has been identified by …

Colitis

Soil Microbes May Be Orchestrating Tree Migrations

As the climate warms and some tree species shift toward cooler, more hospitable habitats, new research finds soil microbes could be playing a crucial …

Bacteria