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3-D printed pill samples gut microbiome to aid diagnosis and treatment

A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3-D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut—known as the microbiome—as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract (GI). The ability to profile bacterial species inhabiting the gut

Gut microbes may affect the course of ALS

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As reported today in Nature, progression

Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease. This discovery extends recent

Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections

Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study published today in eLife. The findings suggest that having healthy and diverse microbiota is essential for quickly

Adopt a diet that’s good for your gut

(HealthDay)—Having “friendly” bacteria in your digestive system is important for good health. They help the body extract nutrients from food, and boost the immune system in the fight against inflammation and many diseases associated with it. Gut microbes do much