"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
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
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
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.
It might also translate into a monitoring tool that can be used to help develop individualized diets, the study showed.
The research provides clues to how exercise could benefit people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease.Dec 05, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
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.
The study states that the gut bacteria along with multiple sclerosis at a young age could also trigger other diseases in later life.
Chronic inflammation causes imbalances or "dysbiosis" of gut bacteria that results in "bad" bacteria being more dominant than "good" bacteria.
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
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
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
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
Below are a few things you can do to promote your gut health and well-being.Jan 26, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
In particular, it may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria.Jan 10, 2017, 23:44 PM IST
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
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
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 diseaseOct 15, 2016, 00:58 AM IST
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
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