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A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office  The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such as inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from MIT and the Broad Institute have now isolated and preserved samples of nearly 8,000 of these strains, while… Read More »

Connecticut man has leg amputated after contracting flesh-eating bacteria during beach day: report

A Connecticut man has reportedly lost a leg after contracting necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, following a day at a local beach. Bruce Kagan, 68, went swimming at Hammonasset Beach State Park in June. A few days later, on June 30, he was admitted to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain because he felt… Read More »

Could certain gut bacteria protect against food allergy? – Medical News Today

New research reinforces the idea that the absence of certain bacteria in the gut can cause food allergy, a condition that affects millions of people. The study also suggests that replenishing key gut bacteria could offer a way to treat food allergy. New research suggests that food allergies, such as an allergy to peanuts, may… Read More »