Cell Host & Microbe

Medical research

Defining a healthy microbiome

In a new study, Bärbel Stecher and her team from LMU have shown that, depending on the composition of the microbiome, E. coli bacteria can prevent infections by Salmonella strains.

Oncology & Cancer

Gut bacteria might be an indicator of colon cancer risk

A study published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe reported that the increased presence of certain bacteria in a gut biome indicates a greater likelihood that colon polyps will become cancerous.


Gut bacteria influence brain development

Extremely premature infants are at a high risk for brain damage. Researchers at the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have now found possible targets for the early treatment of such damage outside ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study could clarify how microbes can exacerbate cognitive decline

Recent research has found that changes in the gut microbiota—the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in the intestines—can alter the brain and behavior. Now, a study led by scientists at UCLA could elucidate ...

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