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Gut to brain: Nerve cells detect what we eat

Written by | 20 Jun 2021

The gut and the brain communicate with each other in order to adapt satiety and blood sugar levels during food consumption. The vagus nerve is an important communicator… read more.

Bacteria do not colonize the gut before birth

Written by | 18 May 2021

New research led by scientists from McMaster University and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany has found it happens during and after birth, and not before. McMaster researchers… read more.

Gut microbiota in cesarean-born babies catches up

Written by | 3 Apr 2021

Infants born by cesarean section have a relatively meager array of bacteria in the gut. But by the age of three to five years they are broadly in… read more.

Link between gut microbes, diet and illnesses

Written by | 30 Jan 2021

Diets rich in healthy and plant-based foods encourages the presence of gut microbes that are linked to a lower risk of common illnesses including heart disease, research has… read more.

Gut microbes may antagonize or assist in anorexia

Written by | 23 Jan 2021

You are likely familiar with the serious consequences of anorexia for those who experience it, but you might not be aware that the disorder may not be purely… read more.

Poor gut health connected to severe COVID-19

Written by | 22 Jan 2021

People infected with COVID-19 experience a wide range of symptoms and severities, the most commonly reported including high fevers and respiratory problems.

Nanoplastics alter intestinal microbiome and threaten human health

Written by | 11 Jan 2021

We live in a world invaded by plastic. Its role as a chemically stable, versatile and multi-purpose fostered its massive use, which has finally translated into our current… read more.

Fecal transplantation can restore the gut microbiota of C-section babies

Written by | 5 Nov 2020

The human gut contains a diverse ecosystem of microbes: mainly bacteria, as well as viruses and fungi, termed the gut microbiota. Recent years have shown that the gut… read more.

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