Gut Bacteria Consume Parkinson’s Drug Levodopa, Often with Harmful Side Effects
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurological condition affecting more than 1% of the global population aged 60 and above. The primary medication used to treat this disease is levodopa.
Two new studies reveal universal gut microbiome signatures in colorectal cancer
Genes alone cannot explain the current rise in colorectal cancer (CRC) and scientists are now trying to elucidate the gut microbiota’s contribution as an important player.
Article proposes important mucin link between microbial infections and many cancers
It is generally known that viruses, with their cell-invading capabilities, can be responsible for a number of different cancers.
How the environment and the microbiome jointly shape the body
All multicellular beings are colonized by an unimaginably large number of microorganisms developed together from the very beginning of multicellular life.
Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than 50, researchers say
Cases of colon and rectal cancer are on the rise in young adults — and the median age of patients diagnosed is getting lower.
Gut microbiota in human metabolic health and disease
Joint analyses of high-throughput human multi-omics data, including metagenomics and metabolomics data, together with measures of host physiology and mechanistic experiments in humans, animals and cells hold potential as initial steps in the identification of potential molecular mechanisms behind reported associations.