‘Pill’ could sample bacteria while in your gut

Swallowing a tiny capsule could offer a full view of your GI tract and gut bacteria. The tiny tool could even scoop up bacteria and deliver them to doctors.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gut-bacteria microbiomes medical-devices featured health-and-medicine medical-tests digestive-system

High-fat diet and antibiotics combine to up pre-IBD risk

"Until now, we didn't appreciate how different environmental risk factors can synergize to drive the disease."

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: inflammatory-bowel-disease food antibiotics gut-bacteria microbiomes biomarkers featured health-and-medicine

Can predator-prey math help tweak gut bacteria?

A tried-and-true equation is helping researchers make a model of the gut microbiome. That could pave the way for one day tweaking it to boost health.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: mathematics antibiotics gut-bacteria microbiomes health-and-medicine digestive-system

Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diabetes obesity gut-bacteria microbiomes viruses transplants health-and-medicine feces

Breast milk may shield baby gut from viruses

Even when mixed with formula, just small amounts of breast milk strongly influence the accumulation of viral populations in a baby's gut, researchers say.

Melissa Moody-Penn • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gut-bacteria viruses babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine

Captive apes’ gut microbiomes are a lot like some people’s

The gut microbiomes of apes living in captivity resemble those of some people more than they resemble apes living in the wild.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation chimpanzees gut-bacteria endangered-species earth-and-environment apes

Solid food too soon can change baby gut bacteria

Feeding babies solid food too early may change their gut bacteria in ways that can lead to health risks later.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: food gut-bacteria babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine body-weight

Peanut allergy may start in the gut – opening up new ways to tackle it

Evidence from a new study could help scientists develop drugs to neutralise the 'allergic antibodies' that cause anaphylaxis.

Rachael Rigby, Senior Lecturer in Gastro-Intestinal Health, Lancaster University • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  gut-bacteria  antibodies  allergy  peanuts  peanut-allergy  anaphylaxis  gut-microbes  b-cells

‘Two-faced’ molecule holds clues to gut bacteria

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown response to the metabolite indole, which seems to both repel and attract bacteria.

Drew Thompson-Texas A&M • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: metabolism gut-bacteria health-and-medicine

Ulcerative colitis involves these missing microbes

New research finds depleted bacteria in the intestines of people with ulcerative colitis. The finding suggests supplements could ease the condition.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: crohns-disease bacteria gut-bacteria microbiomes health-and-medicine digestive-system intestines

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