Health

Snacking on almonds boosts gut health

A team of researchers from King's investigated the impact of whole and ground almonds on the composition of gut microbes. The study published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Medical research

New research details the microbial origins of Type 1 diabetes

Almost a decade ago, UO graduate student Jennifer Hampton Hill made a fortuitous find: A protein made by gut bacteria that triggered insulin-producing cells to replicate. The protein was an important clue to the biological ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut molecules may affect fattiness of liver

Sphingolipids—molecules ubiquitous throughout the human body, named after the Egyptian Sphinx for their complexity when scientists discovered them nearly 150 years ago—are not necessarily household conversation topics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stimulating the gut–brain nerve can influence emotion

Stimulating the vagus nerve, which provides a direct link between the gut and brain, makes people pay less attention to sad facial expressions. This research study by psychologists Katerina Johnson and Laura Steenbergen is ...

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