Gut-Dwelling Bacterium Consumes Parkinson’s Drug Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Dr. Francis Collins Gut bacteria eating a pill Scientists continue to uncover the many fascinating ways in which the trillions of […]
Pills illustration (stock image). Credit: © georgejmclittle / Adobe Stock Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug’s intended path through the body. […]
Cancer Hijacks the Microbiome to Glut Itself on Glucose Summary: Researchers report leukemia undercuts the normal ability of cells to consume glucose, leaving more glucose available to help feed the growth of […]
SOME GUT FEELINGS ARE A RED FLAG NEUROSCIENCE NEWSMARCH 21, 2018 Researchers report gut-to-brain signals can influence emotions, mood and decision making, prompting people to avoid situations that make them feel uneasy.… READ […]
Albert Einstein College of Medicineresearchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients.