Gastroenterology

Factors associated with nonresponse to FMT identified in IBS

For patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), those who are male and/or have low Alistipes levels are more likely to be nonresponders to fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), according to a study published online March ...

Genetics

Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Our gut microbiome—the ever-changing "rainforest" of bacteria living in our intestines—is primarily affected by our lifestyle, including what we eat or the medications we take, most studies show.

Gastroenterology

A new bacteria, made in Belgium

Researchers led by Patrice Cani, FNRS researcher at University of Louvain (UCLouvain) have studied a bacterium called Subdoligranulum that is almost absent in obese and diabetic people, while systematically present in healthy ...

Pediatrics

9 out of 10 U.S. infants experience gut microbiome deficiency

A new peer-reviewed study reveals that the vast majority of U.S. infants may be suffering from a substantial deficiency in an important bacterium key to breast milk digestion and immune system development, as well as protection ...

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