gut-bacteria

Can probiotics treat depression? This study suggests yes

Probiotics could relieve the symptoms of depression, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study, at McMaster University…

killifish

Can a gut bacteria transplant make us young again? It worked for fish

Older fish live longer if they consume microbes from the faecal matter of younger fish, according to a study by…

mice

Adding good bacteria to the gut lifts mice out of depression

‘How YOGURT can treat depression,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. Similar stories popped up elsewhere. Most readers no doubt…

heart attack risk

New blood test may lead to better predictions of heart attack risk

A compound produced in the gut is a reliable indicator of major heart problems in patients arriving at A&E, according…

Fungus in the gut may be a culprit behind Crohn’s disease

A fungus is a ‘key factor’ in the development of Crohn’s disease, a study has suggested. Researchers say the findings,…