Medical research

How the gut influences neurologic disease

A study published this week in Nature sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression ...

Medical research

Studying poop samples, scientists find clues on health and disease

Have you ever wondered what's going on in your poop? Perhaps not. But this is precisely what we think about every day at the American Gut Project, the world's largest microbiome citizen science effort, located at UC San Diego ...

Cancer

Study shines light on gut microbiome in colon cancer

Researchers have identified a correlation between gut microbial composition and microRNA expression in human colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in the journal mSystems. The study is the first to demonstrate ...

Cardiology

New link between gut microbiome and artery hardening discovered

The level of diversity of the 'good bacteria' in our digestive systems has been found to be linked to a feature of cardiovascular disease – hardening of the arteries – in new research by experts at the University of Nottingham ...

Health

Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health

Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome—the ...

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