A spark in the gut? Scientists say that there are hundreds of bacteria in the stomach that have just been discovered as electrogenic in a different, simpler way than other types of bacteria that produce electricity.
Researchers have identified a potential biological connection between gut microbiome and Parkinson's disease, suggesting that the incurable neurodegenerative disease may have originated in the gut and not only in the brain as had been previously thought.
Two new studies revealed that certain bacteria in the gut can cause, predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
Scientists are reporting that gut bacteria can influence our moods, identifying a “depression microbe” that feeds on brain chemicals.
People who find it hard to suppress their junk food cravings may just be in for a treat as scientists in the United Kingdom have come up with a food supplement that could curb that yearning for those high-calorie foods.
Medical experts have found that chronic fatigue may not be psychological in origin and identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria.
A new study suggest that eating fiber and vitamin A rich diet can shape the immune sytem to prevent fatal allergic responses to foods such as peanuts.
Giant pandas are known for their voracious appetite for bamboo, but these furry mammals are actually meant to eat meat.
Viruses are traditionally seen as pretty bad things. In Hollywood, it was always some mysterious virus that left only a few people on Earth or gave rise to a horrific zombie apocalypse. They're the things we think about when we hear "epidemic" or "plague" (even when the black death is actually caused by bacteria). "Virus" is even what we call the pesky malware that can harm our computers. However, according to a new study, there are plenty of "good" viruses out there, too.
Beware of what you eat, because an unhealthy Western diet reportedly increases your risk of developing colon cancer.
You've likely heard of "good" bacteria in the human gut - the little guys that live in balanced communities and constantly keep one another in check, as well as keep invaders out. However, could the same hold true for viruses? In a new study, researchers investigate this question.
We all know weight control is a tricky art. Even with dozens of diets and nutritional guides to help us stay healthy, what works to maintain a healthy waistline can vary from person-to-person. Aside from lifestyle, research has shown that DNA has a lot to do with this. Now researchers have found that your genes no only influence how your body reacts to food, but how your body's residents do too.
It's no secret that microbes living in our guts play an important part in our overall health, and now new research show that apes - humans' closest relative - have better, more diverse gut bacteria than we do.
No, the gut won't be defending the virtues of some microbes with impassioned speeches of grumblings and gurgles. However, when a person grows sick, the gut will still fight to support the good microbial community that helps keep its digestive processes regulated and infection-free.