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Tag: Gut

Smell of Food
April 29, 2021
Experiments by researchers in China and the US have shown that the smell of food is enough to reduce the lifespan gains caused by dietary restriction in nematodes. By unraveling the genetic and neurological network behind this, the team found evidence that the same might hold true in mammals. Dietary restriction is more than a...
Male and female intestines
February 11, 2021
While the gut microbiomes of young men and women are distinct, that difference disappears in older people, according to a new study. These findings add to the growing pool of data that links the gut microbiome and aging, although the nature of the links and the mechanisms behind them remain questions for future research. The...
Small plate of food
August 05, 2020
Researchers have taken a look at how caloric restriction seems to improve intestinal stem cell function in a new open-access study. Inflammaging is a precursor of age-related diseases The lining of the intestines helps to prevent the entry of microbes and unwanted molecules into the bloodstream beyond; however, as we age, the integrity of this...
Intestinal lining under a microscope
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...
Villi and bacteria
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...
Clock for dinner
June 19, 2020
Can we use the bacteria in our gut to measure how biologically old we are? Some researchers certainly think we can and have developed a microbiome clock that examines the bacteria living in our guts to predict our age. The microbiome The gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem populated by a myriad of...