Bath University researchers have put forward an intriguing theory as to how the gut microbiome communicates with the immune system in work that further defines their roles in the onset of Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease.
We often don’t take into account the work behind something or take it for granted when it is there and it works. Why does it work and how – there is a good chance it is due to research. FQN takes a look at some recent examples.
Wild boars in Latvia that have managed to survive the African swine fever (ASF) and develop antibodies against it have been found in Latvia, raising hopes for the development of a vaccine against the disease.
Changes to our gut microbiota could have a direct impact the production of antimicrobial peptides that play a role in the risk of developing type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions, say researchers.
Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and intolerances.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is inviting tenders for campylobacter research, to explain figures that suggest rates of food poisoning from the bacteria are lower in deprived areas of Scotland than the country’s other areas.
A new theory of why dietary restrictions can work to reduce disease risk and increase longevity suggests that it is a sever restriction in nutrient intake, rather than calorie intake, that may result in the well known effect.
A lack of fermentable fibres in people's diet may pave the way for allergic inflammatory reactions such as asthma - and increasing intake of these fibres could help battle asthma, according to new research.