Latest Bacteroidetes Stories

2011-04-21 23:00:40

The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteria—ten times more microbial cells than our own cells—representing close to one thousand different species.

2011-04-20 21:28:25

"The three gut types can explain why the uptake of medicines and nutrients varies from person to person," says bioinformatician Jeroen Raes of the VIB and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, one of the two lead researchers in the study.

2010-06-22 15:49:36

Scientists have completed the most comprehensive comparative analysis to date of bacterial communities inhabiting the human nose and throat, which could provide new insights into why some individuals become colonized with pathogens while others do not.

2010-03-04 16:51:32

Increased appetite and insulin resistance can be transferred from one mouse to another via intestinal bacteria, according to research being published online this week by Science magazine.

2009-04-01 10:49:33

US researchers reported on Wednesday that people with the most germs in their mouths are the most likely to have heart attacks.

2008-06-05 00:00:05

By Allison M. Heinrichs Beneath two miles of ice in Greenland, a novel species of unusually small yellow-orange bacteria has been lying dormant for 120,000 years. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State University researchers announced they "awakened" the bacteria.

2008-06-03 10:35:00

A team of Penn State scientists has discovered a new ultra-small species of bacteria that has survived for more than 120,000 years within the ice of a Greenland glacier at a depth of nearly two miles.

2006-12-20 12:40:00

The size of your gut may be partly shaped by which microbes call it home, according to new research linking obesity to types of digestive bacteria. Both obese mice - and people - have more of one type of bacteria and less of another kind.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.