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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.