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2013-06-12 16:26:23

AGA Urges FDA to Streamline Process to Get Treatment to Patients BETHESDA, Md., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generally, drug development in the U.S. is powered by pharmaceutical company laboratories. In an unusual turn of events, a promising new treatment for debilitating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection has developed outside the usual drug-development process, and the treatment isn't a chemical compound, but microbes that live in the human gut. Every year more...

Oral Vaccine For Tropical Intestinal Conditions In The Works
2013-06-10 05:38:53

[ Watch the Video: Technology That Protects Friendly Bacteria ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a new pill that can prevent the condition known as Delhi belly and traveler´s tummy in those visiting India and other tropical nations. The condition is caused by consuming contaminated food and water, and can lead to cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. However, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI),...

2013-06-05 08:28:50

The role of gut bacteria in ulcerative colitis to be the focus of pharmaceutical collaboration in microbiome R&D SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) focused on microbiome drug discovery. With the goal of advancing novel drug targets, the agreement is focused on therapeutic mechanisms in ulcerative colitis mediated by the bacterial ecosystem living...

Changes In Gut Bacteria Indicate Type 2 Diabetes
2013-06-04 09:14:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes have altered gut microbiota, a team of experts from the University of Gothenburg´s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have discovered. The scientists said that the human body contains ten times more bacteria than human cells, and that most of those are found in the normal gut microbiota. Those bacteria and other microorganisms make up what is...

Probiotics Offset Effects Of Antibiotics
2013-05-31 15:53:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While antibiotics like penicillin are great for fighting off bacterial infections, they can also wreak havoc on beneficial gut bacteria, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. New research from scientists at the Cochrane Collaboration found that taking a “pre-emptive” probiotic could prevent diarrhea associated with antibiotics when symptoms are caused by the potentially dangerous Clostridium difficile...

Understanding The Evolving Diversity Of Microbial Life In Bird Guts
2013-05-31 12:26:54

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Gut bacteria are known to have a central role both in human and in animal health. Animals acquire different bacteria as they age but how the microbial communities in the bodies of wild animals change over time is not well understood. Wouter van Dongen and colleagues at the Vetmeduni Vienna have examined the gastrointestinal bacteria of chick and adult black-legged kittiwakes. Surprisingly, the microbial assemblages of chicks and adults generally...

Probiotics Found In Yogurt Affects Brain Function In Women
2013-05-29 09:49:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans has been found by a group of researchers from the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) and the Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, both of which are research arms of the UCLA. The scientists conducted an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, finding that women who regularly consumed beneficial...

2013-05-21 08:29:59

TRU-D No. 6 and 7 mark largest deployment within a single hospital network ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lehigh Valley Health Network has announced the deployment of two additional TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) devices, adding to its existing arsenal of five 5-foot-5 germ-killing UV disinfection robots. With seven devices taking up residence within the network, LVHN is now deploying the largest fleet of TRU-Ds in the U.S. to proactively combat superbugs and provide the best...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-15 08:30:58

TURKU, Finland, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcDia Ltd (http://www.arcdia.com). ArcDia International Ltd has released results from a clinical study comparing its rapid mariPOC(R) test product to the standard bacterial culture in detection of Group A streptococcal infections. The study results were presented at the GAS Infections 2013 conference, held in Rome in March, by Dr Jukka Vakkila from Mehilainen. Mehilainen is a leading private care provider in Finland. 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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