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Gut microbes could influence the health effects of Mediterranean diet

The gut microbiota make-up could determine whether a person will benefit from the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet.

How an antidiarrheal drug could help fight off tumors

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium can activate a person’s immune system and improve the response to some anti-cancer therapies.

Exploring the diversity of gut microbiota binding to food particles

The way gut bacteria increase their access to nutrients by adhering to food particles, could advance the development of microbiota-based diagnostics.

Huge trove of virus species found in the human gut

The Gut Phage Database, within more than 140,000 viral species, is a blueprint to guide ecological and evolutionary analysis in future virome studies.

Gut bacteria could influence healthy aging

Microbiota changes in advanced age may not simply be diagnostic of healthy aging, but they could also contribute to health as people become older.

How gut pathogens ‘train’ the microbiota to fight infections

Intestinal infections ‘train’ the gut microbiota to produce taurine, which promotes the growth of protective gut bacteria.

How gut bacteria could trigger a heart attack

New therapeutic strategies that rely on TLR4 inhibition can counteract the formation of coronary clots in people with cardiovascular disease.

Inflammatory molecules can trigger multiple sclerosis by regulating the gut microbiota

IL-17 molecules from the gut can influence autoimmune diseases in the central nervous system by regulating the gut microbiota.

How dietary fiber helps the microbiota to recover after antibiotic treatment

Dietary fiber can influence the production of several microbial metabolites that may modify the human gut microbiome and, more in general, health.

How gut metabolites influence Cryptosporidium infection of intestinal cells

Different gut metabolites can influence the Cryptosporidium parasite’s growth and invasion of intestinal cells. A new study published in mBio claims.