Gut Bacteria

An Illustration of the Human Digestive Tract

Establishing Connections Between Gut and Brain Symptoms

Neuroscientists refer to the "gut-brain-axis," or GBA is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain - helping explain how nervousness gives the feeling of having "butterflies in the stomach."
French Scientists Develop Mini-Intestine Organoid To Mimic Multiple Intestinal Functions

Researchers Discover How to Prolong the Lifespan of Organoids

Organoid technology have allowed scientists to grow 3D tissue structures similar to organs like the heart and lungs. This is the first time that researchers have developed mini-intestine organoids that carry out multiple intestinal functions due to its extended lifespan.
The Gut Microbiome and Genes Can Alter in Space

Space's Harsh Environment Affects the Gut & Genes

The overall health of astronauts is affected by alterations in the gut microbiome due to space's harsh conditions. Genes can also be altered, such as changes in bone structure and in the immune system.
Capsule Can Perform a 'Gutoscopy' To Track Gut Bacteria Health

Ingestible Capsule Collects Gut Bacteria Samples

Gut health is essential to overall health, but scientists haven't found a way to assess bacteria samples until now. A newly developed capsule can take samples inside the gastrointestinal tract.
memory

Scientists Find That Gut Bacteria Can Improve Memory in Mice

Researchers have found that certain gut bacteria such as lactobacillus can improve the memory of mice. Although further studies need to be conducted before they can conclude its effectivity in humans, their findings prove to be a promising start.
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