News tagged with gut

Novel function of lymphotoxin in mucosal immunity

This study was initiated almost 10 years ago, even before our group has moved to Berlin, says Sergei Nedospasov, the senior author of the study. We have generated a panel of mice with ablation of TNF, LTα and LTβ in various ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Gut microbes may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer

In one of the largest epidemiological studies of human gut bacteria and colorectal cancer ever conducted, a team of researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has found a clear association between gut bacteria and colorectal ...

Dec 06, 2013
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B cells school gut microbes

Your immune system's B cells can respond to an amazing number of pathogens—viruses, bacteria, etc.—without ever having encountered them. That's because, as they develop, your B cells reshuffle their antibody-producing ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Research uncovers the "gut-brain axis"

Striking new evidence indicates that the gut microbiome, the ecological community of microorganisms that share our body, has a huge effect on brain function – much larger than we thought. ...

Nov 27, 2013
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'Deep pragmatism' as a source of morality

You could be forgiven for believing that some of the most vexing issues of our time—partisan gridlock, abortion, climate change, Middle East strife—might never yield to progress. After all, the debates are so emotionally ...

Nov 26, 2013
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