Tag: Gut flora

No gut bacteria, No healthy brain

Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability “We showed that the presence of the maternal gut microbiota during late pregnancy blocked the passage of labeled antibodies from the circulation into the brain parenchyma of the growing fetus”, says first author Dr. Viorica Braniste at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor […]

Clues about autism may come from the gut

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu Arizona State University Bacterial flora inhabiting the human gut have become one of the hottest topics in biological research. Implicated in a range of important activities including digestion, fine-tuning body weight, regulating immune response, and producing neurotransmitters affect that brain and behavior, these tiny […]

Health Research Report 156 1 JUN 2013 (Synopsis)

  In this issue: 1.   Coffee consumption associated with reduced risk of autoimmune liver disease 2.   Ginger compounds may be effective in treating asthma symptoms 3.   The compound in the Mediterranean diet that makes cancer cells ‘mortal’ 4.   Study finds vitamin C can kill drug-resistant TB 5.   Common […]

Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll smkirk@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System University of Michigan study helps explain benefits of probiotics for patients with stress-associated gastrointestinal disorders ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of […]

149th Health Research Report 22 FEB 2013

  Health Research Report 149th Issue Date 22 FEB 2013 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.healthresearchreport.me    In this Issue:   1. Infant gut microbiota influenced by cesarean section and breastfeeding practices 2. Analysis finds vitamin D potency varies widely in dietary supplements 3. Yale study […]

Infant gut microbiota influenced by cesarean section and breastfeeding practices ( Lifelong Effects )

Contact: Kim Barnhardt kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca 613-520-7116 x2224 Canadian Medical Association Journal Practices may affect health in later life Method of birth (vaginal birth s. cesarean delivery) and feeding practices (breastfeeding v. formula-feeding) influence the development of gut bacteria in newborns and thus may affect lifelong health, according to a […]

GI tract bacteria may protect against type 1 diabetes, cause testosterone to elevate

Contact: Tilo Arnhold presse@ufz.de 49-341-235-1635 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres GI tract bacteria may protect against autoimmune disease Researchers show that altering gut microbes protects against disease, supporting the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ This press release is available in German. Toronto — Early life exposure to normal bacteria of […]

Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke

Contact: Fredrik Bäckhed fredrik.backhed@wlab.gu.se 46-313-427-833 University of Gothenburg Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. These findings are presented in a study published in Nature Communications […]