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 the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against…

Uncovering how morphine increases pain in some people

Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dc.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval The pain puzzle: Researchers discover new pathway to reduce paradoxical pain Quebec City & Toronto, January 6, 2013—For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be…