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How Do Gut Microbes Rule Our Minds And Our Cravings

How Do Gut Microbes Rule Our Minds, And Our Cravings?

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our bodies play host to millions of bacteria. In fact, they outnumber our own cells by about 100-fold. And yet, we hold the notion that we are in charge of our own lives, not the bacteria...

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2014-08-22 12:25:38

Control allows users to monitor assay performance with confidence MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the launch of its new ACCURUN(®) 501 C. difficile Control - the company's first molecular control product targeting hospital acquired infections....

2014-08-19 08:29:22

-- Two of Company's Anti-Infective Programs to be Presented at Highly Regarded Scientific Conference: Pertussis and C. difficile -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that its novel C. difficile development program will be highlighted at the 54(th) Interscience...

Preemies' Gut Bacteria May Depend More On Gestational Age Than Environmental Factors
2014-08-13 03:08:27

By Elizabethe Holland Durando, Washington University School of Medicine Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria. Their guts then quickly become colonized by microbes — good and bad — as they nurse or take bottles, receive medication and even as they are passed from one adoring relative to another. However, in infants born prematurely, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the population...

2014-08-11 23:08:04

Health Food Emporium is having a sale on Garden of Life's flag ship products, Primal Defense and Omegazyme, for between 40% and 50% off of the retail price for the month of August. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 When Jordan Rubin started Garden of Life, he was focused on digestive health. Probiotics or “friendly bacteria” can support the immune system. “Because the bulk of the immune system is in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, if you ensure intestinal health and harmony it has the...

2014-08-07 23:06:04

Probiotics, the friendly “germs” that live in the digestive tract, have long been associated with healthy digestion, but recent research is now showing that probiotic and prebiotic use has a beneficial effect on skin health, and acne and rosacea in particular. GI for Life's unique probiotic formula provides the probiotic bacterial strains recommended by dermatologists for healthier skin, as well as prebiotics and enzymes to help the probiotics work more effectively. Santa Rosa, CA...

2014-08-05 08:32:23

-- Executed Agreement with Evonik for Formulation Development, Analytical Services andClinical Drug Manufacturing -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, today announced that, with a new multi-service agreement in place, the Company is on track to initiate Phase Ia and Ib clinical trials of...

diet gut flora
2014-07-30 05:21:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been evident for a while that men and women react to diet differently. Men lose weight easier than women, men need more calories than women because of muscle mass, and there are even differences in eating styles. Now, a new study led by The University of Texas at Austin reveals that even our gut microbes react differently to our diet, even if that diet is exactly the same. The findings, published in Nature Communication,...

2014-07-29 16:26:15

Researchers Look to Target Gut Microbiome for Treatment and Prevention of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The evidence raises the possibility of developing new treatments to target the...

2014-07-29 12:36:03

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that in view of the unusual market activity in the Company's stock, the NYSE MKT (the "Exchange") has contacted the Company in accordance with its usual practice. The Company stated that its policy is not to comment on unusual market activity....

2014-07-28 10:27:48

Vanderbilt University Medical Center A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. "But essentially, we've prevented most of the...


Latest Gut flora Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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