Medical research

Gut bacteria cooperate when life gets tough, new study says

Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have discovered with the help of computer models how gut bacteria respond to changes in their environment - such as a decrease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria blamed in indigenous Mexican baby deaths

Bacteria—and not a contaminated vaccine as initially suspected—were to blame for the recent deaths of two Mexican babies and for sickening 29 others, according to an official investigation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unraveling cystic fibrosis puzzle, taking it personally matters

In the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis (CF), the most severe symptoms are recurring episodes of lung inflammation and bacterial infection (known as "exacerbations") that happen from one to three times a year and cause ever-increasing ...

Medical research

Sewage provides insight into human microbiome

A new study demonstrates that sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people. Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to monitor, through gut ...

Medical research

Babies' gut bacteria are mostly fixed by time spent in the womb

From eyes to the gap between the toes, we are covered in bacterial colonies. Between 500 and 1000 unique species live in our gut alone. We provide an ideal environment for bacteria: warmth, moisture, nutrients and protection.

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