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Silent drivers of Parkinson’s disease

New findings in mice suggest auto-immune mechanisms that originate in the gut are silent drivers of Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder with motor symptoms linked to the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra compacta....

How diet influences the microbiome

A new study led by Dr Dan Knights from the University of Minnesota (USA), has found that the gut microbiome responds more to particular foods than to combinations of nutrients and that microbiome responses to diet are personalized. The researchers studied the impact...

An unhealthy microbiota helps breast cancer to expand

New research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests that inflamed and unhealthy bowels cause breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body. Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology,...