Immunology

Why gut bacteria are essential for a healthy immune system

Most people are aware of how important it is for our well-being to have a healthy gut, which depends on a healthy gut microbiota. In fact, few things disturb our daily routines, social events or even travel experiences as ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parasitic worms need their intestinal microflora too

Scientists at The University of Manchester have cast new light on a little understood group of worm infections, which collectively afflicts 1 in 4 people, mainly children—in the developing the world.

Health

Can what you eat change your gut microbiome?

Almost everything we eat has some effect on our gut microbiomes. There's good reason to be aware of that. We know from a dizzying number of studies that a diverse, well-balanced microbiome is associated with health benefits, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helicobacter pylori infection permanently changes gastric environment

The make-up of the human gut flora is highly individual and extremely diverse. However, when a Helicobacter pylori infection is present, this bacterium displaces all other bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, leaving only ...

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