A new study with mice offers evidence that giving antibiotics to babies may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) later.
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Specific bacteria in the small intestines of malnourished children play a causal role in stunted growth, a finding that could lead to better therapies.
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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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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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The bacterial microbiome of your skin's outer layer is likely unique. New research indicates that's not the case in the dermis, however.
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