People may inherit bad 'gut' bacteria: Study

A study has found that people may inherit some intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Scientists discover friendly gut bacteria that helps fight malaria

A new study has revealed that specific bacterial components in the human gut microbiota can trigger a natural defense mechanism that is highly protective against malaria transmission.

Gut bacteria decide our body weight

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, shows a study.

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study
Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study

The microbes living in people's guts play a very important role in keeping us healthy, but the ones existing in our body today are a lot less diverse than the ones present within the humans' closest relatives, the African apes, says a research.

Gut bacteria may contribute to obesity

A new animal study has revealed that a species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet may be contributing to obesity.

Over-weight? Blame it on gut bacteria

A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum could enhance the effects of a high-fat diet, leading to weight gain, says a study.

Gut bacteria to help power cars!

Scientists have for the first time engineered the harmless gut bacteria E coli to generate renewable propane, a gas that can power cars and heat homes.

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified

The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study has found.

Gut bacteria may trick us into eating what they want

Gut bacteria may be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often drive us towards obesity, a new study suggests.

You eat what your gut bacteria wants!

Cannot resist those fatty foods even though you wish to trim down? It could be because of the bacteria living with you that can manipulate your brain to eat what they want to feed on, suggests a study.

How probiotics are good for your gut revealed

Researchers have found that "normal" bacteria plays vital for keeping intestinal lining intact and eating probiotics, which contains the good kind of bacteria, helps in avoiding inflammatory disorders that occur when the intestinal lining has been compromised.

How pepper is good for your gut revealed

A new study has revealed that pepper reduces the risk of colorectal tumors.

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

Researchers has developed a new safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the gastrointestinal (GI) in real time that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health

A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition of gut bacteria and its close relationship with health.

How good gut bacteria respond to infection

In what could help better treat and prevent gastrointestinal infection, researchers have used unique computational models to show how infection can affect bacteria that naturally live in our intestines.

Unknown gut bacteria and viruses mapped

Using a new principle for analysing DNA sequence data, researchers have mapped 500 previously unknown micro-organisms in human intestinal flora as well as 800 unknown bacterial viruses which attack intestinal bacteria.

Enzyme to protect `good` gut bacteria from antibiotics

You may soon take antibiotics without fearing the loss of "good bacteria" residing in the intestines.

White bread does boost `good` gut bacteria

This evening when you go to your neighbourhood store to buy groceries, add the much-maligned white bread to your list.

Exercise stimulates diverse gut bacteria

A new study has revealed that increased variation in gut bacteria is related with a positive metabolic profile and immune system response.

Obesity linked with gut bacteria

If you are not obese, thank your stomach bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.