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2013-11-21 11:34:57

Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health. The discovery that food transit time is regulated by a hormone indicates new ways to increase the intestinal absorption of nutrients, and thus potentially treat malnutrition. One of the tasks of the gut microbiota is to break down essential nutrients from our diet to provide a usable energy source in the colon. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of...

Probiotics May Help Cure Depression
2013-11-15 12:26:09

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chances are, if you’re like the rest of us, you didn’t start hearing about probiotics until between six and seven years ago when they came into vogue in widely distributed commercial products. Probiotics, known as the “good” bacteria, are found in foods like yogurt. According to the Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD, a nutritionist for the Mayo Clinic, there is evidence these good bacteria can improve your health in several ways....

2013-11-12 23:23:03

Clinically-documented probiotics formulated for kids, adults and sports enthusiasts. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 DuPont has launched a family of HOWARU® Protect probiotics targeted for children, adults and sports enthusiasts. All three formulations are clinically documented to help maintain natural immune defenses. The HOWARU® Protect range is available to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers focused on improving consumer health:...

E Coli Contamination Forces Recall Of Ready-Made Products
2013-11-11 08:57:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Richmond, California gourmet food company is recalling more than 180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat products containing chicken due to a high risk of E. coli contamination, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA said that Glass Onion Catering, which produces ready-made salads and sandwich wraps, has shipped the potentially contaminated food products to distribution centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, New...

2013-11-07 23:30:53

BioScience Laboratories an Independent testing laboratory announces the capability of product efficacy testing versus Clostridium difficile spores. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 In response to the recent hospital infection related fatalities caused by Clostridium difficile, BioScience Laboratories (BSLI) a Montana-based independent testing laboratory, reminds disinfectant manufacturers that product efficacy versus Clostridium difficile spores can be determined through in-vitro...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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