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Biofilm-coated bacteria could help to treat gastrointestinal infections

Researchers have developed an approach that uses bacterial biofilms to increase the ability of the gut microbiota to survive and reside in the gastrointestinal tract.

Specific disease-modifying gut bacteria characterize Parkinson’s disease across countries

A japanese team identified bacterial populations that may determine intestinal pathology and influence the development of Parkinson's disease.

Gut microbes could regulate immune response against colon cancer

Researchers have found that the gut microbiota and the death of intestinal cells caused by chemotherapy can enhance the immune response of people with colon cancer.

New approach shows how microbial communities in the gut alter drug...

Researchers have found that the community of bacteria in a person’s gut can alter how well they metabolize drugs.

Oral microbiome could play a role in head and neck cancer

We discussed the role of the microbiome in HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients with Marc Oliva Bernal (Institut Català d’Oncologia, Spain).

Gut microbes could improve symptoms of neurodegenerative disorder

In mice with a genetic mutation linked to ALS, altering the gut microbiota could prevent or improve disease symptoms, a study published in Nature has found.

Mouse microbiota more powerfully activates the murine immune system compared to...

A study published in Nature revealed that immune-regulating bacteria are lost when transplanting microbiota from humans to laboratory mice and that the established human microbiota results in a weak stimulation of the murine immune system.

The Gut Microbiota: An Emerging Player in Breast Cancer

Does the microbiota contribute to breast cancer development? We asked this question to Sridhar Mani, from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (USA).

Ketogenic diets could alter the gut microbiota, reduce inflammation

A new study, published in Cell, suggests that ketogenic diets could be used as a therapy for autoimmune disorders of the gut.

Fermented foods could be a source of health-promoting bacteria

Fermented foods such as yoghurt and cheese could be a source of health-promoting bacteria, according to a new study.