Tag Archives: Bacteria

Medical News Today: Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?

Targeting the gut microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract — could be a way to treat a range of age-related conditions. Scientists made this conclusion after investigating the effect of transplanting fecal samples from young to aged mice. Jump-starting the gut bacteria may help people age more… Read More »

Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

For the study, Dr. Naoki Saji and colleagues at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Aichi, Japan, analyzed stool samples from 128 older adults — with and without dementia. In general, the investigators found, dementia patients had higher concentrations of certain compounds — including ammonia, indole and phenol — but lower levels… Read More »

Bacteria live in China’s thick smogs and may be making it even worse

Bacteria are thriving in Beijing’s smogVCG/VCG via Getty Images By Michael Marshall Bacteria are feeding and multiplying in the severe smogs that regularly blanket Chinese cities. The microorganisms could pose a threat in themselves and may also change the composition of the haze. China’s capital Beijing is regularly smothered in a thick, toxic haze that forms… Read More »