Gut Bacteria

Kefir: A Wonder Beverage from the Ancient World

The people who inhabit the Caucasus Mountains of the former USSR are very long-lived, remaining healthy, vital and, legend has it, even becoming parents well into advanced old age. There are stories about some people living into their 160s. However, when researchers went there, looking to verify some these claims, it seemed that Shirali Musilov,…

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Cancer Research and Gut Bacteria

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  • March 14, 2016
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Top scientists at Roche Holding AG and AstraZeneca Plc are sizing up potential allies in the fight against cancer: the trillions of bacteria that live in the human body. “Five years ago, if you had asked me about bacteria in your gut playing an important role in your systemic immune response, I probably would have…

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New Procedure Disarms Bad Gut Bacteria Without Hurting Good Ones

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  • September 29, 2015
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Nearly half a million Americans get infected in a single year by Clostridium difficile, a dangerous bacteria that causes life-threatening diarrhea. It kills 15,000 people a year. It’s the most common cause of health-care associated infections in U.S. hospitals. Patients on antibiotics are at the greatest risk for developing C. diff infections. That happens when…