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Intestinal Flora

  • Childhood Antibiotic Treatments Reduce Diversity and Stability of Intestinal Microbiota
    The DIABIMMUNE project followed the development of 39 Finnish infants from birth to the age of 3. Half of the children received nine to 15 antibiotic treatments during the research period, and the other half did not receive any such treatments. Stool samples were collected ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Gut Microbiomes of Infants Have an Impact on Autoimmunity
    Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system. Over the past few decades, the healthcare community has observed an intriguing phenomenon: diseases related to the immune system -- type 1 diabetes, and other ...More
    April 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Gut Bacteria May Predict Risk of Life-Threatening Infections Following Chemotherapy
    A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the bacteria in people’s gut may predict their risk of life-threatening blood infections following high-dose chemotherapy. The study was published today ...More
    April 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Chemical in Antibacterial Soap May Disrupt Mix of Organisms in Digestive Tract
    Use of a common nonprescription antimicrobial, triclocarban (TCC), during pregnancy and breast-feeding may alter the offspring's composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms, called the gut microbiota, a new animal study finds. Presentation of the results ...More
    April 1, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Scientists Develop Robust Method for Analysis of Intestinal Bacteria
    A group of Russian scientists, among them staff at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, has proposed a new method for the comparison of metagenome-coupled DNA sequences from all of the organisms in a sample of biological material being investigated. The method ...More
    March 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • Gut Microbes Linked to Deadly Intestinal Disease in Preemies
    An imbalance of certain gut microbes appears to be the underlying cause of a frequently fatal intestinal illness in premature babies, according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Analyzing gut bacteria in premature infants, the ...More
    March 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Bacterial Brawls Mark Life in the Gut's Microbiome
    Bacterially speaking, it gets very crowded in the human gut, with trillions of cells jostling for a position to carry out a host of specialized and often crucial tasks. A new Yale study, published the week of March 7 in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy ...More
    March 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • Preemies' Gut Bacteria Reveal Vast Scope of Antibiotic Resistance
    A new study of gut bacteria in premature infants reveals the vast scope of the problem of antibiotic resistance and gives new insight into the extreme vulnerability of these young patients, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Alcohol Also Damages the Liver by Allowing Bacteria to Infiltrate
    Alcohol itself can directly damage liver cells. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason — it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, promoting ...More
    February 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • Gut Environment Could Reduce Severity of Malaria
    Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Louisville. Steven Wilhelm, the Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in UT's ...More
    February 9, 2016 Posted in News
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