News tagged with microbes

Gut microbes spur development of bowel cancer

It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice published in the March issue of The Jo ...

Mar 03, 2014
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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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Human immune system shapes skin microbiome

Our skin plays host to millions of beneficial and potentially disease-causing microorganisms; however, whether our immune system influences these microbial communities to prevent disease is unknown. In a ...

Oct 29, 2013
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