Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links specific gut bacteria to increased risk of severe malaria

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified multiple species of bacteria that, when present in the gut, are linked to an increased risk of developing severe malaria in humans and mice. Their findings, ...


Engineered probiotic can 'sense' inflammatory bowel disease

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed an engineered probiotic capable of detecting inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Only severe COVID cases found to have disrupted oral microbiome

The gut microbiome dominates the headlines, but it's not the only collection of tiny organisms that live inside you and affect your health. The oral microbiome—which populates the mouth and connects with the sinuses, larynx, ...


Bacteria in the mouth may be a cause of Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease affects four million people worldwide. The condition causes debilitating symptoms such as chronic fatigue, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and malnutrition. Once symptoms develop, Crohn's is a lifelong ...

Medical research

Hospital bacteria not found in babies born by C-section

Imagine a horse race, where the winner takes it all and is awarded both food and protection against enemies. In the same way, bacteria compete with one another in the gut of newborn babies.

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