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 ...

Health

What makes up the American gut?

(HealthDay)—Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some gut bacteria may protect against intestinal infection

Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have for the first time found evidence that the presence of a key species in the human gut microbiome is associated with protection from infection with typhoid fever. ...

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