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Compared with apes, people's gut bacteria lack diversity, study finds (11/26/2014)

Compared with apes, people's gut bacteria lack diversity, study findsThe microbes living in people's guts are much less diverse than those in humans' closest relatives, the African apes, an apparently long evolutionary trend that appears to be speeding up in more modern societies, with possible implications for human health, according to a new study. ...> Full Article



Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment (10/31/2014)

Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatmentUCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne. The team also found that combining resveratrol with a common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, may enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria and could translate into new treatments. ...> Full Article


Study suggests altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus (10/29/2014)

Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with worsening, according to research published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 'Our results suggest that the same investigation should be performed in human subjects with lupus,' says principal investigator Xin Luo of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. ...> Full Article



Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance (10/13/2014)

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceWeizmann Institute research shows that artificial sweeteners promote glucose intolerance in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota. ...> Full Article


'Junk' blood tests may offer life-saving information (9/6/2014)

Thirty percent of all positive hospital blood culture samples are discarded every day because they reflect the presence of skin germs instead of specific disease-causing bacteria. Now Tel Aviv University research demonstrates that rather than toss these samples into the trash, clinicians may be able to use the resistance profiles of skin bacteria to treat patients with antibiotics appropriate to their ailment. ...> Full Article


Fecal transplants restore healthy bacteria and gut functions (6/29/2014)

Fecal microbiota transplantation -- the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile -- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient's gut, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. ...> Full Article


Feeding gut microbiota: Nutrition & probiotics are key factors for digestive health (3/22/2014)

A healthy and balanced diet, as well as probiotics, have been known to be helpful in preserving gastrointestinal health for quite a long time. But it is only recently that the underlying mechanisms have become somewhat clearer. A rapidly increasing body of knowledge promises to further clarify the effects of our daily food on the gut microbiota and to indicate more targeted applications of probiotics in the near future. ...> Full Article


Garlic counteracts virulent bacteria (3/4/2014)

Garlic contains a substance that is particularly effective in encounters with even the hardiest bacterial strains. A young researcher at the University of Copenhagen will soon be defending his Ph.D. thesis on the positive properties of the malodorous plant. ...> Full Article


Findings bolster fiber's role in colon health (1/28/2014)

Findings bolster fiber's role in colon healthScientists have more reasons for you to eat fiber and not abuse antibiotics. ...> Full Article


Treating gum disease by bringing needed immune cells to inflamed tissue (11/17/2013)

The red, swollen and painful gums and bone destruction of periodontal disease could be treated by beckoning the right kind of immune system cells to the inflamed tissues, according to a new animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Their findings, published in the online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer a new therapeutic paradigm for a condition that afflicts 78 million people in the US alone. ...> Full Article


Study shows supplement with omega fatty acids promising for 30 million dry eye sufferers (8/11/2013)

Study shows supplement with omega fatty acids promising for 30 million dry eye sufferersStudy findings published online, ahead of print, in Cornea show that daily dietary supplementation with a unique combination of omega fatty acids (GLA, EPA and DHA) for six months is effective in improving ocular irritation symptoms and halting the progression of inflammation that characterizes moderate to severe dry eye. ...> Full Article


Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, study shows (6/11/2013)

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. ...> Full Article


Getting better without antibiotics (6/8/2013)

Given the option, many women with symptoms of urinary tract infections are choosing to avoid antibiotics and give their bodies a chance to heal naturally, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Family Practice. The research shows that 70 percent of women with symptoms of uncomplicated urinary tract infections who did not use antibiotics for a week were cured or showed improvement. ...> Full Article


Herbal remedies offer hope as the new antibiotics (5/27/2011)

Cancer treatments often have the side effect of impairing the patient's immune system. This can result in life-threatening secondary infections from bacteria and fungi, especially since bacteria, like Staphylococcus aureus, are becoming multi-drug resistant. New research published by BioMed Central's open-access journal Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials investigates the potency of Indian wild plants against bacterial and fungal infections in the mouths of oral cancer patients. ...> Full Article

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