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Tag: Gut Microbiome

January 08, 2021
A few years ago, a team at Mayo Clinic led by Dr. James Kirkland treated mice with the cancer drug dasatinib and the popular dietary supplement quercetin, with results suggesting that the combination was able to destroy senescent cells. This combination was part of the first generation of drugs known as senolytics, compounds that encourage...
November 27, 2020
In recent years, there has been evidence that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Certainly, there is evidence that there is a bacterial element in some cases of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study further reinforces this link. The Gut MicrobiomeThe gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing...
September 21, 2020
Researchers from the University of Geneva have shown that a warm environment improves bone strength and highlights a related link with gut microbiome composition. These findings also pave the way for novel therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis. Turning up the heat Osteoporosis is an age-related bone disease typified by the loss of bone density,...
July 27, 2020
New research from Monash University has shown that a single key molecule responsible for cell adhesion and a variety of other bodily functions is also critical in repairing the gut lining and that increasing the presence of this molecule accelerates its repair and regeneration. Supercharging stem cells The walls of the gut rely on a...
July 10, 2020
Researchers suggest that trimethylamine, a metabolic byproduct that is created when bacteria in the gut break down foods such as red meat, may be a key player in vascular aging. Trimethylamine and vascular aging Some researchers believe that trimethylamine damages our arteries, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado...
June 25, 2020
A new study has seen researchers alter the balance of harmful bacteria in the gut microbiome to reduce cholesterol and reverse atherosclerosis in mice fed a high-fat Western diet. What is the gut microbiome? The gut microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla...