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Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in gut bacteria identified

"Most of these genes appeared to be present in bacteria that live in a harmless relationship with the human host, so may not be an immediate threat to human health," Willem van Schaik said.

Dec 03, 2018, 12:04 PM IST

Gut bacteria could reveal more about cirrhosis patients

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that analysis of the gut microbiome -- a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut -- could help better predict risk of hospitalisation for patients with cirrhosis, a condition in which the liver does not function properly.

Apr 02, 2018, 13:20 PM IST

Babies delivered via C-section at 5 times greater risk of obesity; gut bacteria also to blame

The community of micro-organisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of babies are influenced by the type of delivery the mother goes through, the findings showed. 

Feb 25, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

This is how gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Although the 5-year survival rates for earlier stages of this cancer are relatively good, at later stages survival goes down and the risk of cancer recurrence goes up considerably.

Jan 13, 2018, 16:57 PM IST

This ingestible electronic capsule can detect different gases in gut

It might also translate into a monitoring tool that can be used to help develop individualized diets, the study showed.

Jan 09, 2018, 19:28 PM IST

Exercise essential for changing gut bacteria

The research provides clues to how exercise could benefit people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease.

Dec 05, 2017, 16:45 PM IST

Microbes in baby's digestive tract linked to asthma

The finding suggests that modifying the infant gut microbiome, the community of microorganisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts, could reduce their risk of developing asthma.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Gut bacteria may contribute to onset of multiple sclerosis

The study states that the gut bacteria along with multiple sclerosis at a young age could also trigger other diseases in later life.

Nov 19, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Imbalances in the gut may cause stroke, dementia

Chronic inflammation causes imbalances or "dysbiosis" of gut bacteria that results in "bad" bacteria being more dominant than "good" bacteria.

Nov 04, 2017, 18:41 PM IST

Gut bacteria behind anxious feelings?

A team of scientists has found that certain gene regulators in the brain called microRNAs - play a key roll in anxiety-type illness and behaviour, which are affected by bacteria levels in the gut.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

'Good' fat diet reduces gut bacteria, symptoms of Crohn's disease

In the new study, a diet of plant-derived "good" fats, including coconut oil or cocoa butter, drastically reduced bacterial diversity in mice with Crohn's-like disease.

Jun 23, 2017, 13:38 PM IST

Gut bacteria might help slow down ageing

Researchers identified a bacteria -- C.elegans -- whose genes and compounds extend the life as well as slow down the progression of tumours and the accumulation of amyloid-beta -- a compound associated with Alzheimer`s disease. 

Jun 17, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

High blood pressure has many reasons, one of them is unhealthy gut bacteria – Read

This finding is "further evidence for the continued study of the microbiota in the development of hypertension in humans and supports a potential role for probiotics as treatment for hypertension," said the researchers.

Feb 03, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

This is what your gut bacteria does to your entire body

Below are a few things you can do to promote your gut health and well-being.

Jan 26, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

Appendix may serve as 'safe house' for good gut bacteria

In particular, it may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria.

Jan 10, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

Scientists find link between Parkinson's and gut bacteria

Parkinson's disease is a central nervous system disorder that restricts movement and affects up to 10 million people globally.

Dec 03, 2016, 11:55 AM IST

Nitrogen plays a key role in gut health

Though there are different ways by which a person can have a good diet, but the same diet does not work in a same way for every individual, according to the study.

Nov 26, 2016, 20:34 PM IST

Gut bacteria's secretion may help against kidney stone

In a recent research, scientists have discovered that factors secreted by gut bacteria might help prevent or treat kidney stones. Kidney stones can pose serious health problems for people and can increase their risks of developing chronic kidney disease and chronic kidney disease

Oct 15, 2016, 00:58 AM IST

Obese and lean children have different gut bacteria

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study.

Sep 22, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

Gut bacteria therapy may help reduce weight gain

The researchers found that incorporating the engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity.

Aug 29, 2016, 16:00 PM IST