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Research Update: Battling Infection With Microbes

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the...

Type 1 diabetes: Gut bugs may influence autoimmune processes

The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children. The fact that these differences already exist...

The importance of microbial diversity in gut health and disease

The gut microbiota contains a vast number of microorganisms from all three domains of life, including bacteria, archaea and fungi, as well as viruses....

Bacteria tails implicated in gut inflammation

In healthy individuals, the only thing that separates the lining of the human gut from the some 100 trillion bacterial cells in the gastrointestinal...

Gut microorganisms may determine cancer treatment outcome

An intact population of microorganisms that derive food and benefit from other organisms living in the intestine is required for optimal response to cancer...

How antibiotics enable pathogenic gut infections

A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine could help pinpoint ways to counter the effects of the antibiotics-driven depletion...

Intestinal flora linked to health of obese people

An international consortium MetaHIT, which includes the research group of Jeroen Raes, has published in the leading journal Nature that there is a link...

Biologists ID how beneficial bacteria reside, thrive in the gut

The human body is full of tiny microorganisms—hundreds to thousands of species of bacteria collectively called the microbiome, which are believed to contribute to a...

Caesareans weaken gut microbiota and increase risk of allergies

Children who came into the world by Caesarean section are more often affected by allergies than those born in the natural way. The reason...

Inflammatory cues modulate goblet cell products important for intestinal barrier...

In a paper published in the December 2011 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign led by Rex Gaskins, PhD have demonstrated that both microbial and host inflammatory factors modul...

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