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The bacteria that call your gut home can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, but exactly how the bugs do so is a web that's still being untangled. To investigate, researchers at Harvard Medical School have deleted a single gene from one gut bacteria species and found that it alters the metabolism of the host, reducing their weight gain... Continue Reading Removing single gene
Nitrogen is a vital nutrient for plants, and although there's plenty of it drifting around in the air, they can only pull it out of the ground – hence the need for artificial fertilizer. But now, researchers at Washington University in St Louis have engineered bacteria that can efficiently suck nitrogen out of the air, and the long-term goal is to develop crops that can do the same... Cont
A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and mood. The study found that mice given a high-fat diet displayed greater depressive behaviors until microbiome-altering antibiotics returned their behavior back to normal... Continue Reading Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obes
When it comes to treatments for constipation, the options aren't plentiful, nor are they always particularly effective. Help may be on the way, however, in the form of genetically-engineered bacteria... Continue Reading Bacteria engineered to treat constipation Category: Medical Tags: Bacteria Genetic engineering Mayo Clinic Microbiome Treat
Antibiotics are effective at killing bacteria (for now, at least), but they aren't very picky, indiscriminately wiping out both good and bad bacteria. This can upset the fragile balance of your microbiome, which is increasingly being linked to general health and wellbeing. Now, researchers at Penn State have developed a new approach to make a drug that can single out a specific, opportunis
Intriguing new research from the University of Colorado Boulder is suggesting that one particular bacteria could have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects on the brain. Early studies in rodent models have found that through injections of the bacteria the animals can be essentially 'immunized' against displaying anxious responses to stressful situations... Continue Reading The bacteria that
Healthcare-associated infections are definitely no good, but neither is the overuse of antibiotics, as it creates resistant strains of bacteria. With that in mind, a new type of medical gloves has been developed, that kills microbes without the use of added chemicals... Continue Reading New medical gloves use "microorganism-killing molecule" to eradicate bacteria Category: Medical Tags:
Healthcare-associated infections are definitely no good, but neither is the overuse of antibiotics, as it creates resistant strains of bacteria. With that in mind, a new type of medical gloves has been developed, that kills microbes without the use of added chemicals... Continue Reading New medical gloves use a molecule to kill bacteria Category: Medical Tags: Antibacterial
A team of researchers at MIT has produced a new system that combines engineered bacteria that can detect intestinal bleeding with an ingestible electronic circuit that can wirelessly send a signal to a computer. .. Continue Reading Genetically engineered bacteria lets ingestible sensor monitor gut health Category: Medical Tags: Bacteria MIT Sensors Related
The ketogenic diet was originally developed a century ago to treat children with severe epilepsy, but how it actually worked was always unclear. Now an exciting and rigorous study from researchers at UCLA suggests the diet can elevate levels of specific gut bacteria that subsequently affect certain neurotransmitters to reduce the risk of seizures... Continue Reading Gut bacteria mechanism


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