Tag Archives: microbiota

Rifaximin for irritable bowel syndrome treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome is generally known as IBS. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal (GI) disorders which affects about 20% of the adult US population. It is more common in women than men. Physicians

The interaction between diet and gut bacteria in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The gastrointestinal tract is inhabited by millions of bacteria that live in a symbiont relationship with the human host. In recent years, researchers have discovered more and more that the gut bacteria can have effects on the

The silent go-between – the role of the microbiota as intermediator in horizontal gene transfer

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) (also known as lateral gene transfer) is a powerful genetic process, in which DNA is transmitted from a donor organism to a recipient organism that is not its offspring. Thus, acquisition of DNA

What’s really in human milk? Studying microbiota in a novel body site

Breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition as it reduces children’s risk of developing obesity, asthma, allergies, diabetes, and numerous other medical conditions. This has been historically understood by the fact that breastmilk is rich in

Employ the native microbiota of Ecuadorian “Amazonia” tropical rainforest as reservoir of microorganism’s with possible biotechnological applications

The Amazon tropical forest is the Earth’s largest reservoir of plant, animals and bacterial diversity. According to the new territorial redistribution several zones of Ecuador known as “undeveloped natural areas” were included in the governmental policy as

Crosstalk between gut, brain and metabolism in polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder of women in childbearing age, is characterized by hyperandrogenism, oligo-anovulation and polycystic ovaries in ultrasound. Obesity, a global epidemic, generally accompanies PCOS; but the link between these two

Gut microbiota: A potential trigger of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by synovitis in multiple joints and systemic comorbidities. Both genetic and environmental agents are thought to be the risk factors for arthritis. Recent studies have suggested that

Caesarean section changes the gut colonization of the newborn – a link to disease risk?

Delivery by means of caesarean section is a shared risk factor for several immune-mediated diseases in childhood, including asthma. The healthy embryo is believed to be sterile, receiving the first bacteria from mother´s birth canal and intestinal

Identify the bacteria within and on your-self

The human intestine (gut) and other body sites harbor numerous microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, archaea, including fungi), collectively referred to as the microbiome or microbiota. The genome of these microbes encodes for metabolic functions and contribute significantly to the

Potential health benefits from the consumption of berry seed oils

Fats together with carbohydrates and proteins are the main nutrients of our diet. In public opinion, a diet rich in fats is not associated with healthy life style, which is a result of their high caloric value

Modulation of immunity and gut microbiota

Animal bodies have many bacterial cells and a large part of them live in our digestive system. The relationship of gut bacteria to many aspects of wellness and health including immunity it is known. Regrettably, the current diet is

Mucosal immunoglobulins define a healthy gut

The microbiota is the complex community of microorganisms inhabiting all the surfaces that are exposed to the external world, including the oral and gut mucosa, the skin, etc. A highly diverse microbiota has been associated with a