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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...

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...