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Fast and hardwired: Gut-brain connection could lead to a “new sense”

The mysteries of our “second brain” are a profound new frontier in 21st century medical science. While research is rapidly discovering amazing connections between our gut and our brain, little is known about how these two distinct parts of the body communicate with each other. A remarkable new study has upturned existing ideas surrounding gut-brain communication, revealing a fast-acting neural circuit… Read more »

Gut microbes as future therapeutics in treating inflammatory and infectious diseases: Lessons from recent findings [review, 2018]

A fairly lengthy and technical review of the gut microbiome. Much of it probably over the level of most people here (including me), but it does contain some interesting and useful stuff, including a chart “Gut microbes and probiotics in controlling parasitic infections”. Covers much of the gut microbiome’s extraintestinal impacts. https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.07.010 ABSTRACT The human gut microbiota has been the… Read more »

Gut Bacteria Hold the Key to Creating Universal Blood

In January, raging storms caused medical emergencies along the U.S. East Coast, prompting the Red Cross to issue an urgent call for blood donations. The nation’s blood supply was especially in need of O-type blood that can be universally administered in an emergency. Now, scientists say they have identified enzymes — from the human gut — that can turn type… Read more »

Struggle to lose weight? Your gut bacteria may be to blame

A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic may shed some light on why certain people can lose more weight than others despite adhering to the same regime of exercise and caloric restriction. Alongside a myriad of other recent medical discoveries, the secret may lie in the unique make-up of our gut bacteria. A huge assortment of factors underly the pathophysiology of… Read more »

Walnoten veranderen darmflora en verlagen triglyceridenwaarden

Walnoten zijn een uitstekend middel om de triglyceridenwaarden te verlagen, blijkt uit een uitgebreide review. De noten brengen niet alleen de triglyceriden waarden omlaag maar ook de bloeddruk, het LDL-cholesterol en het gewicht. Walnoten verlagen triglyceridenwaarden En LDL-cholesterol De review omvat 25 jaar van bewijs met betrekking tot de gunstige rol van walnoten, en is gepubliceerd in the American Journal of Clinical… Read more »

How postbiotics and smart toilets could be the future of gut bacteria treatment

New research from King’s College London has set out to produce a comprehensive database of the various compounds produced by the enormous array of bacteria that resides in our gut. By studying the composition of these compounds in our stool the researchers suggest an accurate picture of our gut microbiome can be generated and future treatment targets to battle conditions… Read more »

Wide range of drugs affect growth of gut microbes, study says

It’s not just antibiotics that affect our microbes – a quarter of drugs designed to act on human cells do so too. A wide range of drugs from cancer therapies to antipsychotics affect the growth of microbes that are found in our gut, researchers say, highlighting that it is not only antibiotics that can have an impact on our internal… Read more »