Children with ASD who received healthy donor gut bacteria through Microbiota Transfer Therapy showed improvements in behavior and digestive symptoms. Fecal transplant thus holds potential as a treatment for children with ASD who also have gastrointestinal problems.
Public Health April 13, 2019
A study found that those common cleaning products such as home disinfectants can affect a child's gut microbiome and increase the risk of obesity later in life. However, ecologically friendly products have opposite results.
Public Health September 18, 2018
Do generic probiotics really affect people's gut microbiomes? Two new studies reveal that the effects of probiotics vary greatly, and may even impair natural microbiome establishment after antibiotics.
Public Health September 7, 2018
Scientists conducted a research on the fecal matter of 87 gorillas from the Republic of Congo over three years. They discovered that the gastrointestinal microbes change based on the seasonal diets.
Animals May 5, 2018
Silicon Valley was hooked by another health craze called raw water. Live Water, the company that markets the product, claimed it is the key to balancing good gut bacteria.
Public Health January 4, 2018
A new study has found no 'clinically significant' differences between the two effects of whole wheat bread and white bread on health markers. One's gut microbiome is pinpointed as the potential force behind these largely individualized effects.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2017
The new year is a great time to get started on a new diet. Researchers, however, warn that your gut bacteria may have other things in mind, not letting you enjoy right away the benefits of eating healthier.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2017
Individuals with more diverse bacteria in their feces were found to have lower levels of belly fat. How do you improve the diversity of fecal microbes?
Public Health September 26, 2016
Some of the bacteria in our intestines are already with us at least 15 million years ago, when humans were still pre-human apes. The research suggests gut bacteria is partly determined by evolution.
Feature | Science July 22, 2016
In a new study, gut microbiome influenced the acceptance and rejection rates in organ transplantation. Could it be one of the crucial factors in organ transplant success?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2016
Many scientists are concerned about the effects of C-section and antibiotic treatments to the gut microbiome of newborn infants. Now, two new studies reveal how both could affect your baby.
Public Health June 16, 2016
Antimicrobial agent triclosan was found to have no impact on gut microbiome. The antibiotic, which is found in household and personal hygiene products, may cause some changes in oral and gut flora, but nothing major on microbial communities.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016
Is obesity a contagious disease? A new study suggests that our gut microbes could survive the open air and potentially spread to others. This could lead to an imbalance in the person's microbiome and potentially cause obesity.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2016
While gut diversity is one of the best ways to increase a person’s immunity, it may be significantly affected by food and medications. What can make you less protected?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016
Cow’s milk might contain some vital prebiotic similar to what mother's milk constitutes of, according to a new research. This prebiotic compound encourages the growth of a baby’s gut bacteria and ensures supply of essential nutrients to the baby.
April 20, 2016
A new U.S. research suggests that obesity and type 2 diabetes can be prevented by maintaining healthy gut bacteria. But there are problems.
Life March 24, 2016
Gut bacteria have long been known to affect health but they are mostly associated with immunity. Researchers, however, have found that gut microbes have a big role to play in child nutrition.
Life February 20, 2016
Canadian researchers found babies treated with antibiotics before one year of age have a higher risk of developing asthma later in life. Four bacteria in the gut may play a role in asthma development.
Life October 2, 2015
Researchers look at queen bees, vital to the functioning and health of any bee colony. Study finds their internal gut microbial community is completely different to that of worker bees.
Earth/Environment March 12, 2015
Vultures have evolved a gut that can deal with the teeming dangerous bacteria on rotting flesh, their staple diet. Ability makes them valuable for removing bad bacteria from an ecosystem.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 25, 2014
Every person has his own unique cloud of bacteria that follows him everywhere, study finds. Each is so unique they could serve the same identification purpose as fingerprints.
August 29, 2014
Analysis of gut bacteria can predict colon cancer. Researchers say that gut microbiome analysis has the potential to become a tool to non-invasively screen for colon cancer.
Life August 10, 2014