Air pollution linked to negative changes in a baby’s gut microbiome
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(Richard Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new study published in the journal Gut Microbes is the first to investigate the relationship between air pollution and a baby’s developing gut microbiome. The research found exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life is associated with a gut microbiome composition linked  …

There’s a link between gut bacteria and fibromyalgia severity
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(McGill University/ Futurity) — Researchers have found that alterations in gut bacteria and blood bile acids of women with fibromyalgia are associated with the severity of their symptoms.

Their new study also points to a biological signature that could facilitate diagnosis.

Affecting up to 4% of the population and mostly  …

Coronavirus ‘ghosts’ found lingering in the gut
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(Heidi Ledford/ Nature) — In the chaos of the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, oncologist and geneticist Ami Bhatt was intrigued by widespread reports of vomiting and diarrhoea in people infected with SARS-CoV-2.

“At that time, this was thought to be a respiratory virus,” she says. Bhatt and her colleagues, curious  …

A link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis
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(Jean-Francois Huppe/ Neuro Science News) — An international research team has established a link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. The team led by Éric Boilard of Université Laval has discovered that a protein naturally present in the gut acts on the microbiota and causes the  …