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Chemotherapy-induced neuroinflammation

Chemotherapy-induced neuroinflammation is associated with disrupted colonic and bacterial homeostasis in female mice Chemotherapy treatment negatively affects the nervous and immune systems and alters gastrointestinal function and microbial composition. Outside of the...

A possible gut-brain connection to ‘chemo brain’

Scientists looking for evidence of bowel involvement in cognitive and mood problems related to chemotherapy treatment are testing their theories with the help of an unpleasant rodent habit: eating feces. Because chemotherapy is very hard for the digestive system and...

Gut bacteria ‘fingerprint’

Gut bacteria 'fingerprint' predicts radiotherapy side effects Radiotherapy is important in managing pelvic cancers. However, radiation enteropathy may occur and can be dose limiting. The gut microbiota may contribute to the pathogenesis of radiation enteropathy. We...

Intestinal microbiota and colorectal cancer

Changes in the intestinal microenvironment and their relation to the disease Tools that predict the risk of colorectal cancer are important for early diagnosis, given the high mortality rate for this cancer. The composition of the intestinal microbiota is now...

Baby Bioma project

Babies' gut bacteria affected by delivery method, Baby Biome project shows Published in Nature today (18th Sept), this largest ever study of neonatal microbiomes also revealed that the microbiome of vaginally delivered newborns did not come from the mother's vaginal...

Baseline human gut microbiota profile

Healthy people and standard reporting template A comprehensive knowledge of the types and ratios of microbes that inhabit the healthy human gut is necessary before any kind of pre-clinical or clinical study can be performed that attempts to alter the microbiome to...