Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria

The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who lived 5300 years ago, and are still present in non-Westernized populations in various parts of the world. 

Researchers probe microbiome-cancer treatment link

There's a lot of evidence to suggest that the gut microbiota play a role. Over the next year, US researchers will try to suss out how millions of tiny microbes living inside us might make the difference between a cancer treatment's success and its failure.

More than 100 new gut bacteria discovered in human microbiome

Australian study has created the most comprehensive collection of human intestinal bacteria to date. This will help researchers worldwide to investigate how our microbiome keeps us healthy, and its role in disease.

Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities

Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.

Scientists call for microbial 'Noah's Ark' to protect global health

Such a Noah's Ark of beneficial germs would be gathered from human populations whose microbiomes are uncompromised by antibiotics, processed diets and other ill effects of modern society.

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

Researchers propose new term for the role of microbiota

University of Louisville neurology professor Robert P. Friedland have proposed a new term "mapranosis" to describe an interaction between gut microbiota and the brain.

A Fascinating Potential Link Between Gut Bacteria and Health

The bacteria in our gut, researchers found, produce one of the same signaling molecules that humans do, which can then interact with receptors in the body to mediate health.

Gut Bacteria Can Influence Brain Activity, New Research Finds

According to team of neuroscientists in Portugal and Australia, bacteria in the guts may be chemically communicating with the brain in such a way as to impact dietary choices.

Gut feeling: how your microbiota affects your mood, sleep and stress levels

Unhealthy microbiota has been linked to depression, anxiety, stress, and may even affect how well you sleep.