Even during early stages of the disease, gut bacteria in those with Parkinson's differs significantly from those without the disease, a new study reports.
Researchers have developed a probiotic 'cocktail' from gut bacteria found in infant feces. They say the 'cocktail' could help to increase the body's ability to produce short chain fatty acids. The probiotic could be used to help those suffering from cancers, autoimmune disorders, obesity, diabetes and other disorders which limit the ability of the body to produce SCFAs naturally.
A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports a toddler's cognitive development may be predicted by the types of microbes colonizing the gut when they are a year old. Researchers found infants with high levels of Bacteriodes had better scores in cognitive tests at age 2 than those with lower levels of the bacterial genus.
A new study reveals the role gut microbes play in protecting against arsenic toxicity.
A new study from Virginia Tech reveals a healthy bacteria found in yogurt could reduce some lupus symptoms. The study expands on earlier work from the researchers, noting a lack of Lactobacillus in both mice and humans with lupus.
A new study reveals an association between gut microbiota and brain regions responsible for processing sensory information in those with IBS.
A new study explores the potential link between the gut microbiome and mental health. Researchers report depression may be influenced by disturbances to gut bacteria, suggesting nutrition and diet, in combination with other strategies, could help treat the disorder.
Researchers have identified immune cells in the membranes around the brain that could be a 'missing link' in the gut-brain axis. The immune cells also appear to have a positive impact on recovery following spinal cord injury.
Computer modeling, in combination with traditional research, is allowing researchers to obtain a better understanding about how specific gut bacteria will interact. The findings may allow scientists to manipulate the microbiome and improve human health.