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Gut bacteria can hack into body clock to make you fat

In a study that may someday lead to new strategies to fight obesity, scientists have found that gut bacteria, or microbiome, regulates fat uptake and storage by hacking into and changing the function of the circadian clocks in the cells that line the gut. “Our work provides a deeper understanding of how the gut microbiota interacts with the circadian clock, and how this interaction impacts metabolism,” said Lora Hooper, Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the US. “It could also help to explain why people who work…

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Damaged salad contains Salmonella bacteria

A study suggests that damaged salad leaves, packed in plastic container, encourages growth of Salmonella bacteria. The study from the University of Leicester also found that juices released from damaged leaves also enhance the pathogen’s ability to attach to the salad’s plastic container. The research is published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. In the study, salad juices in water–to mimic the grocery salad bag environment–more than doubled motility or movement of individual Salmonella bacteria, abetting salad leaf colonization. In the course of…

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Gut Bacteria May Help Slow Down Process of Ageing:Study

Can there be a way to prolong ageing with the help of the bacteria present withing your own body? May be yes. And that day may not be too far. Scientists have found a certain bacteria in our gut that may bring alive the possibility soon. Gut Bacteria is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans and other animals. A group of researchers suggest that supplements derived from this gut bacteria can one day influence the slowing down of the ageing process.   Scientists…

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Gut Bacteria May Lead to the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

A healthy gut is important for your well-being. It keeps your digestive system functioning efficiently. There are various good bacteria that reside in your stomach which help in the process of digestion. They are a complex group of microorganisms that work in various ways to carry out various metabolic functions. There are also various food products that are available in the stores which can improve your gut bacteria. While the benefits of gut bacteria have been spoken about in length by health experts, a recent study brings about another side…

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Bacteria Trapped In Skin Pore Causes Acne: Study

Scientists have discovered that bacteria on the skin trapped in clogged pore, surrounded by oil and no air, release fatty acids that trigger inflammation known as acne, a finding that may lead to new treatments for the condition. The skin is the body’s first line of defence against invading germs. It is also constantly awash in bacteria of all kinds, and usually puts up no fight. “It’s a big puzzle as to why we tolerate all these bacteria on our skin,” said lead researcher Richard Gallo, from the University of…

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City Air Found to Have Traces of Resistant Bacteria

The air you breathe may contain DNA from genes that make bacteria resistant to the most powerful antibiotics developed yet, a study has found. In the study, the researchers looked for genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics in a total of 864 samples of DNA collected from humans, animals, and different environmentsworldwide. “In the air samples from Beijing, we found a series of genes that provide resistance to carbapenems — a group of last resort antibiotics taken for infections caused by bacteria that are often very difficult to treat,”…

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