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.
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"Until now, we didn't appreciate how different environmental risk factors can synergize to drive the disease."
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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.
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A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.
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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.
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The gut microbiomes of apes living in captivity resemble those of some people more than they resemble apes living in the wild.
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New research finds depleted bacteria in the intestines of people with ulcerative colitis. The finding suggests supplements could ease the condition.
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Gut microbes can tamp down or boost the severity of norovirus infection, depending on where along the intestine the virus takes hold.
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