The researchers then transplanted the intestinal microbes from two people diagnosed with "excessive alcohol consumption," one of whom had severe alcoholic hepatitis and one with no hepatitis, into mice via fecal transplant. Next, they watched how the mice would respond when fed alcohol. … [Read more...] about Gut bacteria may influence alcoholics’ liver damage
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The Chinese University has offered free screening stool tests to travelers arriving at the airport since late March, and identified six infected children among more than 2,000 samples tested. From Monday, up to 2,000 Covid-19 tests will be done daily as part of targeted detection of asymptomatic people. … [Read more...] about Patients diagnosed with Covid-19 may have prolonged gut infection: Study
Ng and colleagues plan to conduct further tests to demonstrate virus particles from stool are capable of causing disease after finding surrogate biomarkers that indicate they are infectious. It’s not yet known how SARS-CoV-2 makes its way to the gastrointestinal tract to cause an infection there, according to Ng. It’s possible some infectious particles survive the stomach’s acidic environment. Treatments that modulate the gut microbiome should be explored, Ng said. The gut bacteria of patients with a gastrointestinal coronavirus infection showed a loss of protective microbes and a proliferation of disease-causing ones. The effects were worsened in the Covid-19 cases treated with antibiotics, she said. … [Read more...] about Covid-19 may cause prolonged gut infection, scientists say
For now, Brandon's tests with the bacteria continue. "We're still a little way off from doing it at scale," she says, "but with our new research ... we have developed a system that will enable us to move to this future a lot faster. Hopefully this will be a viable technology." … [Read more...] about Could unlocking the mystery of the mealworm’s gut help solve our plastic crisis?
Supporting your child’s gut health Parents interested in caring for their child’s gut microbiota for weight management or overall health can look to whole food sources. Many fermented foods and cultured dairy products — such as yogurt, kefir, goat milk, aged cheeses, kimchi, miso and sauerkraut — contain living probiotics. Packaged foods can contain single or multiple probiotic strains, but the ingredients label can delineate which strains are present and whether they’re live and active. … [Read more...] about Probiotics May Help Manage Childhood Obesity, Study Finds
Vitamins A and C, as well as phytonutrients are key players in immune system health. As one of the biggest immune system boosters, Vitamin C encourages our body to produce antibodies that fight diseases. It is essential to maintain a daily intake of vitamin C as the body does not produce or store it. Vitamin A supports the health of our skin, tissues of our digestive tract and respiratory system. … [Read more...] about Boost body’s immunity through nutrition