Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have shown that autologous fecal microbiota transplantation (auto-FMT) is a safe and effective way to help replenish beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients who require intense anti
Over the last few years, scientists have discovered connections between gut microbiota imbalances and various diseases.
The collection of an estimated 100 trillion resident microorganisms of the human body, termed the human microbiome, contributes to the physiology of human health and disease including nutrition, immune function, metabolism, and developmen
New research showing that the first bacteria introduced into the gut have a lasting impact may one day allow science to adjust microbiomes--the one-of-a-kind microbial communities that live in our gastrointestinal tracts--to help ward off
Household Cleaning Products May Contribute to Kids Being Overweight by Altering Their Gut Microbiota
Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
More than 1,000 species of bacteria have been identified in the human gut, and understanding this incredibly diverse microbiome that can greatly impact health and disease is a hot topic in scientific research.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued the following statement on advancing the science and regulation of live microbiome-based products used to prevent, treat or cure diseases in humans: "Over the last several years, there’s bee
Trillions of tiny microbes and bacteria live in your gut, each with their own set of genes.
In a proof-of-concept study in healthy adult men, scientists in the Netherlands found that microbiome manipulation with antibiotics influenced the response to oral rotavirus vaccine.
A single course of antibiotics early in childhood may increase risk for Type 1 diabetes. This is the finding of a study in mice led by researchers from NYU Medical School and published online July 24 in the journal eLife.