Diseases related to gut microbes and animal feces

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GUT MICROBES FROM HEALTHY INFANTS BLOCK MILK ALLERGY DEVELOPMENT: MOUSE STUDY

Researchers report infants who are allergic to cow milk have a different composition of gut microbes than those who are not allergic to the milk. Transplanting gut microbes from those with no allergies helped to protect against potentially life threatening reactions. The study suggests gut microbes impact the host’s immune system and play a critical role in regulating allergic responses to food. READ MORE…
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BABY POOP MAY BE A SOURCE OF BENEFICIAL PROBIOTICS

Researchers have developed a probiotic ‘cocktail’ from gut bacteria found in infant feces. They say the ‘cocktail’ could help to increase the body’s ability to produce short chain fatty acids. The probiotic could be used to help those suffering from cancers, autoimmune disorders, obesity, diabetes and other disorders which limit the ability of the body to produce SCFAs naturally.  READ MORE…
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PARKINSON’S DISEASE LINKED TO GUT MICROBIOME

A new study reports a link between the deterioration of motor skills in Parkinson’s disease and alterations in the composition of populations of gut bacteria. READ MORE…

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