Tag Archives: Bacteria

Antibiotics could “Cure 40% of Chronic Low Back Pain”.

Up to half a million patients with chronic low back pain may be suffering from an infection that can be treated with antibiotics. If proved true, the revolutionary theory about the cause of one of the commonest and most debilitating … Continue reading

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Gut Bacteria swap is alternative to Gastric Bypass Surgery

A bacterial cocktail could soon offer a knifeless alternative to gastric bypass surgery. The gastric bypass limits a person’s food intake by, in effect, reducing the size of the stomach – often to the size of a walnut. The procedure … Continue reading

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Gut-microbe swap changes Eating Habits

WEIGHT gain bugging you? Evidence is mounting for the central role that bacteria play in causing obesity. Liping Zhao and his team at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China put a morbidly obese man on a diet of whole grains, traditional … Continue reading

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Faecal Bacteria Cocktail treats superbug Infection

Feeding faeces to people with chronic infection can cure them, but who wants to eat poo? A synthetic alternative could provide a more palatable option. Hospital superbug Clostridium difficile can wreak havoc in the guts of vulnerable people, especially those who have lost … Continue reading

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The Hologenome: A new view of Evolution

Far from being passive hangers-on, symbiotic microbes may shape the evolution of the plants and animals that play host to them DISPOSING of corpses can be tricky. Bury them in a shallow grave and hungry animals are liable to dig … Continue reading

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A link between Milk and IBS ?

Concentrated milk fats, a common ingredient of processed foods and confectionary, trigger blooms of otherwise rare gut bacteria in mice that may contribute to inflammatory gut diseases. The discovery coincides with release this week of the “microbiome” – the most … Continue reading

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Breast feeding develops Babies gut flora

A new University of Illinois study shows that human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO, produce short-chain fatty acids that feed a beneficial microbial population in the infant gut. Not only that, the bacterial composition adjusts as the baby grows older and … Continue reading

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