By Ben Wolford | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:17
An ancient virus, newly discovered, resides in the guts of half the population. Researchers say it could offer promising leads in the battle against obesity and diabetes.
By John Ericson | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:55
A pet dog allowed indoors protects against asthma and allergies by promoting healthy gut bacteria.
By Nsikan Akpan | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 14:01
A Washington University study identifies human bacterial species that promote leanness and metabolic health.
By Lizette Borreli | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 14:16
A c-section birth may leave a baby susceptible to low immunity due to lack of healthy gut bacteria.
By Jonathan Weiss | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:04
Bacteriophages, or viruses that infect only bacteria, could transfer antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria and make them resistant to drugs they have never been exposed to before.
By Ashik Siddique | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 20:08
Probiotic yogurt’s health benefits may include altering brain function, suggests new research. Changing the composition of your gut bacteria can affect mood, anxiety, stress, and pain sensitivity.
By Christie Rizk | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:02
A new CDC report suggests that more than half of public swimming pools in the US are contaminated with human waste.
By Christie Rizk | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:18
Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:13
New research shows an unexpected effect of gut bacteria on blood pressure, which may lead to better treatment of hypertension. The more fiber you eat, the more the bacteria may help you stay healthy.
By Christine Hsu | Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:47
New research on young twins in Malawi in sub Saharan Africa has identified a new culprit of severe acute childhood malnutrition: gut bacteria.
By Amber Moore | Mon, 09/03/2012 - 10:21
Sugary drinks help bad microbes grow in the human gut. This increase leads to many health complications like obesity and metabolic syndrome, raising risk of diseases associated with metabolic syndrome like diabetes.