Gastroenterology

Microbiome-based technologies drive multibillion-dollar market

A new field of research in microbiology is transforming the way scientists see fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms. Microbiome research is so promising that it has drawn attention from funders and industry as well as ...

Oncology & Cancer

Growth factor R-spondin suppresses colorectal tumor growth

Researchers have found a surprising effect of the stem cell-regulating growth factor R-spondin in intestinal cancer. According to the newly published study, R-spondin, which enhances the growth of healthy cells in the gut, ...

Gastroenterology

Bile acids boost gut regeneration

Researchers at EPFL have made a surprising discovery about how bile acids act as signaling molecules to boost intestinal regeneration. The discovery sheds light on the role of bile acids as hormone-like molecules and opens ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding social distancing and microbial health

Social distancing is a key component of the expert-recommended strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization, the SARS-CoV-2 virus passes from person to person primarily through saliva ...

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