Microbiome

Link Found Between Gut Bacteria, Successful Joint Replacement

July 18, 2019

Having healthy gut flora -- the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines -- could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.

Can Gut Infection Trigger Parkinson’s Disease?

July 18, 2019

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease.

Women's Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier Than Men's

May 15, 2019

The human gut microbiome is a complex microbial ecosystem that plays an important role in our health. For example, these microbes -- bacteria, viruses, fungi -- help regulate metabolism, fend off infections, produce essential vitamins and break down dietary fiber.

Patent-Pending Probiotic Could Disrupt Crohn's Disease Biofilms

April 4, 2019

Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities--they provide a haven for microbes and are often resistant to antibiotics.

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