Overweight & Obesity

Gut microbiota influences the ability to lose weight

Gut microbiota influences the ability to lose weight in humans, according to new research. The findings were published this week in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Medical research

Identification of bacterial proteins that promote neurodegeneration

Growing evidence indicates that gut microbiota plays a critical role in regulating the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the molecular mechanism underlying ...

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 ...