Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study uncovers weakness in C. diff toxin

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), uncovers the long-sought-after, three-dimensional structure of a toxin primarily responsible for devastating Clostridium difficile infection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA warns of infections from fecal transplants after 1 death

(HealthDay)—Fecal transplants—transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome"—is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills.

Autism spectrum disorders

Gut bacteria influence autism-like behaviors in mice

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing a variety of difficulties with social communication and repetitive behavior. Many factors, including genetic and environmental ...

Cardiology

A gut check for heart failure patients

Heart failure patients who consume more dietary fibre tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is associated with reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. The fibre study was presented today at Heart Failure ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the ...

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Microbiota

Microbiota is a monotypic] genus of evergreen coniferous shrub in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Microbiota decussata. The plant is native and endemic to a limited area of the Sikhote-Alin mountains in Primorsky Krai - in the Russian Far East region of Western Siberia in Northeast Asia.

Microbiota decussata has never acquired a vernacular or common name in English, though Siberian Cypress and Russian Arborvitae have been proposed.

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