News tagged with gut

Friends in low places preserve gut health

The bacterial communities that live in our intestines should not be considered freeloaders—they contribute substantially to our well-being in a number of ways, including assisting in the breakdown of otherwise ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Dietary fibres protect against asthma

The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed. Gut bacteria ferment the dietary fibres contained ...

Jan 06, 2014
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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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