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Almost 2,000 previously unknown bacteria discovered in the human gut

Nearly 2,000 previously unknown species of gut bacteria have been discovered by a team of international researchers using novel metagenomic data. The discovery greatly expands our knowledge of the microbial species living inside us, and establishes new computational methods to help reconstruct and identify undiscovered bacterial genomes. Inside all of us there lies a vast population of trillions of microorganisms. Our… Read more »

World’s Largest Study on the Human Gut Reveals Connection to These Mental Health Problems

The largest study of all time on the human gut has been underway since 2012 and they are discovering some remarkable things. Scientists have been collecting fecal samples from around the world and tirelessly analyzing and comparing samples. Believe it or not, people have been paying $99 each to send their own stool samples along with oral and skin samples… Read more »

Links between gut microbes and depression strengthened

The once-wild idea that intestinal bacteria influence mental health has transformed into a major research pursuit. Just ten years ago, the idea that microorganisms in the human gut could influence the brain was often dismissed as wild. Not any more. Links between the central nervous system and the trillions of bacteria in the gut — the microbiota — are now… Read more »

A gut punch fights cancer and infection

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Microorganisms in the human gut can affect immune-system cells. Gut bacterial strains have been discovered that boost immune cells that have cell-killing capacity and that can target cancer and protect against infection. The bacteria that live in our bodies have a pivotal role in the maintenance of our health, and can influence a range of conditions, such as obesity and… Read more »

A week of holiday junk food could derail your gut microbiome

We’re right between Christmas and New Years—that time of the year when we often allow ourselves to indulge in deliciously sweet and savory treats. For one week out of the whole year, that’s absolutely fine. Moderation is key to maintaining a healthy diet all year round. But it’s important not to completely neglect your fruits and vegetables, and not just… Read more »

Science community defends effectiveness of probiotics

A few weeks ago, one piece of news hit the headlines and caused quite a commotion. Stating that probiotics were little more than ‘useless’ and could even have negative effects on health, this information was based on a couple of pieces of research published in the scientific journal Cell. The research suggested that the effect of probiotics was less significant than… Read more »

Gut Bacteria Could Combat Obesity and Depression

A five-year microbiome project, funded by the EU, has linked the presence of specific strains of gut bacteria to protection from obesity, glucose intolerance, and even depression. The project, called MyNewGut, found evidence that specific strains of bacteria can contribute to obesity in people on high-fat or high-sugar diets. Research led by Yolanda Sanz, Professor at the Institute of Agrochemistry and… Read more »