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Three Baby Mice
A study published in Cell Reports has shown that early-life exposure to antibiotics that destroy the gut flora can harm the lifelong development of mice, including lifespan. Three groups with different microbiota To begin the study, the researchers fed 20 baby mice, as well as their mothers, amoxicillin and neomycin, and they established a control...
Smell of Food
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
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
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
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
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...