Pediatrics

Using the microbiome to help premature babies grow

About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of research, physicians lack a method that consistently helps these infants thrive. A ...

Immunology

Curing diseases with good bacteria

Researcher from the Institute of Biology, Leiden have discovered how good intestinal bacteria regulate our innate immune system. This surprising discovery could make it possible to treat diseases related to inflammation, ...

Immunology

Immune system's balancing act keeps bowel disease in check

Australian researchers have uncovered clues in the immune system that reveal how the balance of 'good' gut bacteria is maintained. The information could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Medical research

Gut microbes are tiny sensors of your general health

The number of studies that have found a link between a disease and a specific gut microbiome composition seems to be ever increasing. Until recently, though, almost all these studies have looked at single diseases in isolation. ...

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