Intestinal worms may prevent IBD, study suggests

Published in the journal Science, the study reveals how infection with intestinal parasites altered the gut microbiome – the population of microbes that reside in the intestine – to stave off inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in mice and humans. Co-senior investigator P’ng Loke, PhD, of New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, and colleagues sayRead More

Gut microbes help sustain body growth despite malnutrition

Gut microbial species transferred from healthy children to mice can counter the detrimental effects caused by microbes from undernourished children. The study showing this goes on to identify certain species of microbe that offset malnutrition’s negative effects, suggesting the possible role of the microbiota as a therapeutic intervention for malnutrition. For millions of children worldwideRead More