First pill for fecal transplants wins FDA approval

U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved the first pill made from healthy bacteria found in human waste to fight dangerous gut infections—an easier way of performing so-called fecal transplants.

Oncology & Cancer

New insights into colorectal cancer and E. coli

In Quebec, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the third in women. The appearance and progression of this cancer has been linked to the composition of the gut microbiome. It appears that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When tapas can cause harm: Large listeriosis outbreak in Spain

Listeria bacteria are ubiquitous in the environment and consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes is one of the main routes for food-borne outbreaks. Healthy adults might not even develop any symptoms after ...


Gel treats gum disease by fighting inflammation

A topical gel that blocks the receptor for a metabolic byproduct called succinate treats gum disease by suppressing inflammation and changing the makeup of bacteria in the mouth, according to a new study led by researchers ...


How pollution changes a baby's gut, and why it matters

Exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life impacts a child's inner world of gut bacteria, or microbiome, in ways that could increase risk of allergies, obesity and diabetes, and even influence brain development, ...

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